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Application to Exhibit at the Library

Aurora Public Library makes public exhibit and display space available at its Santori, Eola Road, and West Branch locations in support of the library’s role as the place where Aurora comes together to discover, create, connect, and succeed. The library accepts and considers proposals for temporary exhibits and displays on an ongoing basis. The library neither advocates for nor endorses the viewpoints of exhibits or exhibitors.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Aurora Public Library, please submit this application, along with the specified supplementary materials, to Daisy Porter-Reynolds, Executive Director, at daisy@aurorapubliclibrary.org or by mail to 101 S. River, Aurora, IL 60506. The Exhibit Review Team meets monthly and considers applications in the order they are received. Thank you for your interest!

You may also download an application and submit it.

Which space would you like to exhibit in? Check one:

Santori John C. Dunham Atrium Very large floor space, not enclosed. For major exhibitions.
Santori Glass window space in atrium Small enclosed glass room, approximately 8×5, visible from the atrium.
Eola Glass-front display case Traditional display case near library entrance.
Eola Mobile display cases (2) Small display cases. Usually used in the children’s area but can be moved to a variety of locations within the library.
West Glass-front display cases (4) Traditional display cases located throughout the library.

Name and affiliation (if you represent an organization)

Address, email address, and phone number (We may contact you with questions.)

What is the title of your exhibit? (We’ll use this in our online events calendar.)

Describe the content and format of the materials you’d like to exhibit. Include the topic, format, medium, measurements, or any other specifications that apply.

What does the exhibited material mean to you? Why do you want to display it at APL?

Most exhibits are displayed for one calendar month. Is there a particular time of year you’d like to display your material?

Our Exhibits Review Team will look at images of all the materials you’d like to exhibit. This can be done by attaching image files, providing a link to a website, or mailing physical photographs. How will you send your images to us?

Please review our Exhibit and Display Policy, available at www.aurorapubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/Exhibit-Policy-2017.pdf.


I have read and understood Aurora Public Library’s Exhibit and Display Policy. I understand that the library assumes no responsibility for materials, equipment, or any other article I leave in the library and will not be liable for loss, theft, or damage thereto. I assume responsibility for any damage that my exhibit may cause to library property.

Date ______________

Signature ___________________________

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