Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Aurora Public Library to participate in region-wide Public Library Public Art project

 

The Aurora Public Library is participating in a region-wide Public Library Art Project. The art created by the selected finalist will be displayed either in, or outside of,  the Aurora Public Library.  The intention is to display art that honors and inspires our community and reinforces the perception of a library as a place to experience arts, culture, and history.

 

We were delighted with the requests for qualification, and faced a challenging choice!  We are, however, currently in the process of interviewing the three finalists.  We hope to be able to award the project,  pending approval by the Arrowhead Library System Board, on March 5.  The project itself must be completed by June 30, 2012.   It will be exciting to see the final result.

 

The project is funded in part with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund and through a partnership between the Aurora Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System.

 

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

NEW ITEMS ON THE SHELVES: Check them out!

MINNESOTA

Impressions of Embarrass, 1905-2005 (nonfiction)
Destined for You--Tracie Peterson (fiction)
The Great Gatsby--F. Scott Fitzgerald (book on CD)
The Seventh Fire (documentary movie)

NONFICTION

The Women of the Bible Speak--Shannon Bream
Panic in Level 4--Richard Preston
The Code Breaker--Walter Isaacson
Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling--Lea Ann Garfias
Intuitive Fasting--Dr. Will Cole
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh--Candace Fleming
Three Ordinary Girls--Tim Brady

MYSTERY/THRILLER/SUSPENSE

The Lamplighters--Emma Stonex

FICTION

The Rose Code--Kate Quinn
The Path to Sunshine Cove--RaeAnne Thayne

LARGE PRINT

Dark Sky--C.J. Box

MOVIES

The Addams Family
Monster Hunter
News of the World
Wonder Woman 1984

BOOKS ON CD

The Four Winds--Kristin Hannah

CHAPTER BOOKS

The Tiger's Apprentice--Laurence Yep

Friday, May 01, 2020

Library open; curb-side pick-up still available

HOURS:

 

 Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: noon - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: noon - 7:00 pm
Thursday: noon - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 Please help us remain open!

 

 Everyone will be asked to wear a mask, social distance, and sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the building.

 

 Curbside pick-up will continue to be available during open hours if you don't wish to enter the building.

 

 The Aurora Public Library will continue to offer no-contact door drop pick-up service to anyone who is ill or who is not comfortable entering the library.  Here is how the process will work:

 

·         LIMITS

o   There will be a limit of 10 items per person per request.
o Your request must be made at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like to pick your items up.


·         HOW TO MAKE A REQUEST

o   Your request must be made at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like to pick your items up.
o   Place a request for an item from the Aurora Public Library catalog or give us a call (218-229-2021).  If we are not here, or speaking with another caller, please leave a message.
o   You must include your library card number and your name OR both your full name and birthday (month/date).  
o   Let us know the title, author, and format (book?  Audio book?  Movie?) of each title you are looking for.  If you have internet access, please FIRST check our online catalog to confirm that the Aurora Public Library owns the title AND that it is checked in. 
o   If you don’t know what you want, please give us some ideas of what you like and how many items you would like, and ask us to choose for you.
o Items may also be requested from other libraries within the Arrowhead region.  Most libraries are now filling holds.  Received items will be quarantined for 3 days.
o There is a limit of 5 active requests at a time for items coming from outside the Arrowhead Library System.

·         HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS

o   You will receive an automated message when your items are available. 
o   Come to the library and give us a call when you are at the curb.  If you don’t have a cell phone, please knock loudly on the door, tell us your name, and step back to the curb.
o   We will put a bag with your requests in on the bench, or in a bin on the sidewalk, outside the front door for you to pick up.