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News

Bi-Monthly Newsletters

Newsletters are mailed to homes within our service area and also available for download.

Press Releases

December 6, 2023

Comcast announces $30,000 Grant to Fund Digital Navigator Program at Aurora Public Library District’s Santori Library 

Comcast joined Aurora Public Library District officials today to announce a $30,000 donation to the Aurora Public Library District Foundation to fund a digital navigator program at Santori Library, located at 101 S. River St. in Aurora. Digital navigators are professionals who link residents to resources that can help them build the digital skills needed to succeed in school, participate in the workforce and connect to programs that can help them access and pay for broadband Internet service at home, including: 

  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federal program which can provide up to $30 per month toward the cost of eligible households’ Internet and mobile bills;  
  • Internet Essentials, a Comcast program that provides low-cost Internet service at home to eligible low-income households with students of all ages, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and public housing residents.
  • Internet Essentials has helped 1.9 million Illinois residents connect to the
  • Internet at home since it launched in 2011. The ACP can cover the full cost of Internet Essentials, making it free for eligible households. ... read more 

Weekly News Feature in The Voice

The Library has a weekly feature in The Voice. The Voice is an independent newspaper based in Aurora which is designed to give both individuals and groups avenues of expression, a voice.

The Voice serves selected areas in northern and north central Illinois, including, but not limited to the Fox River Valley in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, and Will Counties. The Voice serves other counties and is available online, through mail subscription, and on newsstands.

February 27, 2024

Aurora Public Library District serves Colombian Consulate services

Imagine yourself in a foreign land, facing an unexpected crisis. In such moments of vulnerability, the local consulate can become your lifeline, offering crucial assistance and a reassuring presence. Friday, Feb. 16, the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) played a crucial role in reassuring more than 100 Colombian citizens. The Library provided a space to meet with staff members from the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago for passport, consular card, and notary services. The Library was proud to be involved in this unique opportunity to help participants during a time of need... read more 

February 20, 2024

Aurora LGBTQ+ community stories requested

Aurora Public Library District (APLD) is looking for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Aurora to submit their stories to our upcoming Community Voices exhibit to be displayed in June. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to share personal experiences, challenges, triumphs, and everything in between, culminating in a powerful visual display of diverse voices that represent our community... read more 

February 13, 2024

Homeschool Huddle helpful to grades 1-5

Although homeschooling offers families unique flexibility and customization, finding engaging activities and resources sometimes can feel like a solo adventure. Luckily, the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) is here to help! The Library recently has expanded our homeschool programming to include more enriching programs that not only supplement learning but foster community and connection... read more 

February 6, 2024

Aurora Public Library District can assist in the voting process

The Illinois Primary Election is coming up on March 19! New voters and anyone seeking reliable information on the voting process need look no further than the Aurora Public Library District (APLD). Library staff members have been preparing for months by compiling resources, planning programs, and educating themselves on the procedures and processes of registering the public to vote. As we head into this election year, it’s our goal to provide you with the most accurate information possible... read more 

January 23, 2024

Aurora Public Library District, State Toll Highway partners

For those who frequently navigate the Illinois Tollway, using an I-PASS is convenient and cost-effective. This electronic toll collection system promises faster travel, lower costs, and convenience for Tollway users. But, due to the up-front cost and ongoing financial responsibility, some drivers aren’t able to keep their I-PASS account in good standing. That’s why the Aurora Public Library District (APLD) is a partner with the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to provide information on the I-PASS Assist program and potentially dismiss fines for those who qualify... read more 

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