Aurora Town Public Library

Aurora Town Public Library
    Library Info

    550 Main St.
    East Aurora, NY 14052
    United States

    Fax: 716-655-5875
    Paula Klocek, Director

    Location

    Located on the corner of Main Street and Whaley Avenue, across from the Village Hall. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot. Outdoor materials drop box available 24/7.


    Computer Access

    Wireless Internet Access Available

    Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked (printing 10¢ B&W per page, 25¢ color per page) Microsoft Office Applications and Internet Access. Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Mobile Printing from your phone or other device,  Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    6 laptop computers, networked, are available to check out with a valid library card and use in the library (printing 10¢ B&W per page, 25¢ color per page) Microsoft Office Applications and Internet Access.


    Meeting Room

    Contact the library at 652-4440 to inquire about schedule availability and complete / submit an:

    Community Meeting Room Use Policy & Application

    Smart Board Now Available For Use When Booking the Meeting Room!


    Exhibits & Displays

    Contact the library at 652-4440 to inquire about schedule availability.

    Exhibits and Displays Policy & Application

    Artwork and Display Case Specifications


    Support Your Aurora Town Public Library!

    Amazon Smile Logo

    When shopping online, use Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Aurora Town Public Library!


    Aurora Town Public Library Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    The Aurora Town Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Aurora Town Public Library

     

    Weekly / Monthly Programs

    Family Story Time - Children, Ages Birth to 5 years of Age w / Caregivers - Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m. OR Fridays @ 11:30 a.m. - September 29 / 30 through December 1 / 2 **SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

    Story Time To Go - Children, Ages 3 to 5 years - Wednesdays - October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21. **SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

    LEGO Club – Children, 6-11 – Second Saturday of the Month: 10/8, 11/12, & 12/10 @ 11:00 a.m. **SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

    Reading Club - Children, Ages 6 to 12 years - Wednesdays - 10/12, 11/9, 12/14 @ 3:45 p.m. 

     

    December

    Read to a Dog - Children and their Families, All Ages – December 3 @ 11:00 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 11:40 a.m.

    Book a Technology Trainer - Adults, 19+ - December 5 @ 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. –One-on-One Appointments are 45 minutes long **SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

    K-3 Story Time: Reindeer Games - Grades K-3 – December 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

    Painted Snowflake Ornaments – All Ages – Thursday, December 15 @ 6:30 p.m. **SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

    Holiday Craft  To Go: Graham Cracker Houses - Ages 4 to 12 - Friday, December 16**SORRY PROGRAM IS FULL**

     

    January

    Unwind & Design: Mindful Doodling Take-Home Kit - Adults, 19+ - January 5 – Participants will be called to pick-up their take-home kit the week of the program.

    Aurora Book Club - Adults, 19+ - January 5 @ 6:30 p.m.

    Oasis Senior Advisors – Seniors & Their Families / Caregivers – January 18 @ 11:00 a.m.

     

    Donation Days

     

    Chromebook Kit & Hotspot

    Borrow a Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot Kit to access the internet or a Hotspot to connect your device(s) to the internet.


    Donate a Gift, Honor, or Memorialize Someone

    Fill out this form to give tribute to a friend or relative and enable the Library to acquire needed materials that enrich our collections.


    Gaming Unplugged

    Choose from over 100 unplugged games for friends and family fun. Choose from old favorites to exciting new ones.  Start building your own gaming community today!


    Library by Mail

    A free service from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail on a long-term or short-term basis.  Get more information or sign up here.


    Library of Things @ ATPL

    Check out our Library of Things Menu! Why buy? Borrow for free!

    • Must be checked out on an adult library card, by an adult, 17 years of age or older. 
    • Please pick up and return Things only at the front desk of the Aurora Town Public Library. Please do not return Things in the book drop.
    • Things circulate for one week with one renewal.
    • Borrow Information can be found here.

    Ongoing Book Sale

    All proceeds benefit your library!

    Hardcovers           $2.00

    Paperbacks          $1.00

    CDs                      $1.00

    Movies                  $1.00

    Puzzles                 As Marked

    Buy 5 books, get 1 book FREE!


    Play Down Your Fines

    B&ECPL is now fine free, but children ages 5 and up who have charges on their library card due to lost or damaged items may have them removed by using and returning sports equipment.  This service is made possible with the help of the Ralph C. Wilson, JR. Foundation.  Click this link for more details.


    Storytime in a Bag

    Ideal for preschools, daycare centers, and homeschool groups, Storytime in a Bag is a book club for little ones.


    Suggest a Purchase

    Request titles to be purchased that the library system does not currently own here.


    Town & Village Historian

    LOCATION: The Aurora Municipal Center, 575 Oakwood Avenue, East Aurora, New York 14052

    EMAIL: historian@townofaurora.com

    MAILING ADDRESS: Aurora Municipal Center, 575 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora, NY 14052

    PHONE: (716) 652-7944

    WEBSITE: http://www.townofaurora.com/departments/historian/


    Walk-Up Service

    Unable to Come Inside the Library? Walk-Up Service is Still Available! 

    Order Online: https://tinyurl.com/y74r29ql

    Or By Phone: 652-4440


    Wireless Printing

    Using our wireless printing service from SavaPage, you can send documents to be printed from your laptop, tablet, or other mobile device to any of the libraries listed.


    Take a Look Around ATPL

    Our Paintings

    Printers' Marks on Windows

     


    Community Room Exhibit

    Holland Tuesday Painters


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    Aurora Town Public Library Board Info

    Board of Trustees

    • Alice Askew, Trustee-at-Large
    • Martha Buyer, Treasurer
    • Elaine Chow, Vice President
    • Kara Spencer-Ching, President
    • Adam Zaremski, Secretary

    Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    2023 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    • January 24, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • February 21, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • March 28, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • April 25, 2023 @ 12:30pm: Annual Agenda | Annual Minutes | Agenda | Minutes | Annual Board Documents | Board Documents
    • May 23, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • Jun 27, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • September 26, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • October 24, 2023 @ 1 pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • November 29, 2023 @ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents
    • December 19, 2023@ 1pm: Agenda | Minutes | Board Documents

    2022 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2021 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2020 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2019 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2018 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2017 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2016 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2015 Aurora Town Public Library Board Meeting Schedule, Minutes & Agendas

    2012 - 2014 Agendas and Minutes


     

    Annual Report


    Budget


    Bylaws


    Mission Statement

    • To provide an opportunity for learning, personal growth and recreation for all the people of our service area, and
    • To apply traditional expertise and changing technology for equitable access to quality library services and materials in a 21st century facility.  

    Strategic Plan


     

    Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library

    The Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  They generously support and fund a variety of things for the community to enjoy at the library - from furnishings and equipment to materials and programs.  Many Friends also volunteer at the library.  Funds are raised by the Friends primarily through an annual book sale and membership drive.

    • Material (books, dvds, cds, puzzles) donations are generally accepted by Friends at the library on one Saturday per month from 10am-2pm between September and May.  Please call the library in advance at 652-4440 to verify the schedule of upcoming collection dates or for more information.

    Browse the e-edition of Book Page, a great discovery tool for readers at https://issuu.com/book_page. This monthly independent publication that highlights the new best books across all genres, complete with reviews and author interviews! Sponsored by the Friends.

     

    2021 Fundraiser Results:

    Library Discard Sale:

    $2,848.82

    Friends Annual Book Sale:

    $3,515.30 

    Friends Ongoing Book Sale:

    $1,610.03

    Amazon Book Sales:

    $1,404.44

    Baubles & Bling:

    $2,801.00