With each beginning, history becomes more important
Researched and written by library volunteer Frank Patterson
Beginnings are important. Rare is the child who does not ask, “Where did I come from?” or the religion without a story of genesis.
How to Check Out Library Materials
Materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk or at the Self-Check stations. You must have your library card with you to check out materials. Receipts listing checked-out items and their due dates… [more]
Established in 1881 by city ordinance, The Aurora Public Library was located in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall at 23 East Downer Place until 1904, when the current building at 1 E. Benton St. was erected using… [more]
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Hours & Closed Days
Santori Library Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m. (Sept. 9, 2018 through May 19, 2019)
Eola Road Branch:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to… [more]
About the Library
1881 – Public library established in Aurora in the Grand Army of the Republic building as a tax-supported institution
1904 – The new public library opens at 1 E. Benton St. after receiving a Carnegie grant for $50,000
1919-1965 –… [more]
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