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Children

Events for Children
Tue, Dec 10, All day
Children's Department

Tue, Dec 10, All day
West Branch

Tue, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Wed, Dec 11, All day
Children's Department

Wed, Dec 11, All day
West Branch

Thu, Dec 12, All day
Children's Department

Thu, Dec 12, All day
West Branch

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 13, All day
Children's Department

Fri, Dec 13, All day
West Branch

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Branch - Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 14, All day
Children's Department

Sat, Dec 14, All day
West Branch

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sat, Dec 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Santori Library - N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santori Library

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Santori Library

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Sat, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Santori Library - N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room

Sun, Dec 15, All day
Children's Department

Sun, Dec 15, All day
West Branch

Mon, Dec 16, All day
Children's Department

Mon, Dec 16, All day
All Locations

Mon, Dec 16, All day
West Branch

Mon, Dec 16, 9:30am - 10:15am
Panera Bread - 1330 Orchard Rd

Mon, Dec 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Mon, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 17, All day
Children's Department

Tue, Dec 17, All day
All Locations

Tue, Dec 17, All day
West Branch

Tue, Dec 17, 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Aurora's Best Laundry

Wed, Dec 18, All day
Children's Department

Wed, Dec 18, All day
All Locations

Wed, Dec 18, All day
West Branch

Thu, Dec 19, All day
Children's Department

Thu, Dec 19, All day
All Locations

Thu, Dec 19, All day
West Branch

Thu, Dec 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe - 1304 Fox Valley Center

Thu, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
SciTech Hands On Museum

Fri, Dec 20, All day
Children's Department

Fri, Dec 20, All day
All Locations

Fri, Dec 20, All day
West Branch

Fri, Dec 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Branch - Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Children's Department

Sat, Dec 21, All day
All Locations

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sat, Dec 21, All day
West Branch

Sat, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Children's Department

Sun, Dec 22, All day
All Locations

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sun, Dec 22, All day
West Branch

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Children's Department

Mon, Dec 23, All day
All Locations

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Mon, Dec 23, All day
West Branch

Thu, Dec 26, All day
Children's Department

Thu, Dec 26, All day
All Locations

Thu, Dec 26, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Thu, Dec 26, All day
West Branch

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Children's Department

Fri, Dec 27, All day
All Locations

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Children's Department

Fri, Dec 27, All day
West Branch

Fri, Dec 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo

Fri, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Children's Department

Sat, Dec 28, All day
All Locations

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Children's Department

Sat, Dec 28, All day
West Branch

Sat, Dec 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
Santori Library - N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room

Sat, Dec 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Children's Department

Sun, Dec 29, All day
All Locations

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Children's Department

Sun, Dec 29, All day
West Branch

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Children's Department

Mon, Dec 30, All day
All Locations

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Children's Department

Mon, Dec 30, All day
West Branch

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Children's Department

Tue, Dec 31, All day
All Locations

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Children's Department

Tue, Dec 31, All day
West Branch

Thu, Jan 02, All day
All Locations

Thu, Jan 02, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Thu, Jan 02, All day
Children's Department

Thu, Jan 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Fri, Jan 03, All day
All Locations

Fri, Jan 03, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Fri, Jan 03, 9:00am - 5:00pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Fri, Jan 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Sat, Jan 04, All day
All Locations

Sat, Jan 04, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Sat, Jan 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Sun, Jan 05, All day
All Locations

Sun, Jan 05, All day
Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Mon, Jan 06, All day
All Locations

Mon, Jan 06, 9:30am - 10:15am
Panera Bread - 1330 Orchard Rd

Mon, Jan 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Mon, Jan 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Mon, Jan 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Mon, Jan 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 07, All day
All Locations

Tue, Jan 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Tue, Jan 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Jan 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Wed, Jan 08, All day
All Locations

Wed, Jan 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Wed, Jan 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Santori Library - S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room

Wed, Jan 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Thu, Jan 09, All day
All Locations

Thu, Jan 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

@ Santori Library
Sat, Dec 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Kiwanis Children's Center
Let the wand choose you, and maybe win a prize!

Sat, Dec 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room
Artist and Wizard Committee Creative Director, Andrea Tiberi, guides participants ages 8 and up through the process of painting a snowy owl. All materials will be provided. First come first serve!

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artist and Wizard Committee Creative Director, Andrea Tiberi, guides participants ages 8 and up through the process of painting a snowy owl. All materials will be provided. First come first serve!

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
An assortment of self-directed crafts are available for all little wizards! Drop in and create something magical!

Sat, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room
Artist and Wizard Committee Creative Director, Andrea Tiberi, guides participants ages 8 and up through the process of painting a snowy owl. All materials will be provided. First come first serve!

Mon, Dec 16, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Mon, Dec 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room
Get ready for the winter season by attending this all ages storytime. No registration required.

Tue, Dec 17, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Tue, Dec 17, 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Join us for a storytime in the community! We’ll be at Aurora’s Best Laundry, located at 306 W. Indian Trail, for some squeaky clean stories, movement, and more. All ages. No registration.

Wed, Dec 18, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Thu, Dec 19, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Thu, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
After 30 minutes of STEAM-themed storytime, stay for a hands on experiment with a SciTech specialist. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton Ave. No registration.

Fri, Dec 20, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Sat, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
S139 - Hurrell Storytime Room
Build cool creations with LEGO bricks. No registration.

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Thu, Dec 26, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Thu, Dec 26, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Fri, Dec 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
N125/N126 Combo
Join us for a viewing of Toy Story 4 and make a fun craft to take home. Snacks provided. All ages. No registration.

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Sat, Dec 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
N224 - Dolan Family Teen Program Room
Create a fairy tale from scratch and learn a part of a song from the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast with the Paramount School of the Arts!

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Kiwanis Children's Center
Find the gold book hiding in the Kiwanis Children's Center and win a small prize!

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Read and win with Winter Bingo! A winter reading challenge for all ages at all locations.

@ Eola Road Branch
Tue, Dec 10, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Wed, Dec 11, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Thu, Dec 12, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Fri, Dec 13, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Sat, Dec 14, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eola Large Meeting Room
A coloring club just for tweens ! The library will provide materials or you may bring your own. Feel free to bring your own snacks and covered drinks. Registration not required. Ages 9-12.

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eola Children's Program Room
Come in to build cool LEGO creations. LEGOs and DUPLOs are provided. No registration required. Ages 4 to 6 with caregiver.

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eola Children's Program Room
Come in to build cool LEGO creations. LEGOs are provided. No registration required. Ages 7 to 11.

Sun, Dec 15, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Mon, Dec 16, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Mon, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Large Meeting Room
Warm up to some winter stories and songs at this all-ages storytime. No registration required.

Tue, Dec 17, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Wed, Dec 18, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Thu, Dec 19, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Fri, Dec 20, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Fri, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Eola Large Meeting Room
Join us for holiday themed stories and songs with a visit from Santa Claus! Stick around after storytime to talk with Santa and snap a photo.

Sat, Dec 21, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Sun, Dec 22, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Mon, Dec 23, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Thu, Dec 26, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Fri, Dec 27, All day
Drop in during our normal business hours for a “Happy New Year” themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department.

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Sat, Dec 28, All day
Drop in during our normal business hours for a “Happy New Year” themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department.

Sat, Dec 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Eola Large Meeting Room
Create a fairy tale from scratch and learn a part of a song from the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast! For children grades K-5. Registration required, beginning on December 1.

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Sun, Dec 29, All day
Drop in during our normal business hours for a “Happy New Year” themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department.

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Mon, Dec 30, All day
Drop in during our normal business hours for a “Happy New Year” themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department.

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Visit the Children's Department during our normal business hours in the month of December for a winter themed scavenger hunt. Find all 10 items to earn a small prize!

Tue, Dec 31, All day
Drop in during our normal business hours for a “Happy New Year” themed scavenger hunt in the Children’s Department.

@ West Branch
Tue, Dec 10, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Tue, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Have fun reading to our dog friends! Dogs and handlers are from the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

Wed, Dec 11, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Thu, Dec 12, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
For Ages 6 to 10

Fri, Dec 13, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Warm up with some winter and holiday stories at this all-ages storytime. No registration required.

Sat, Dec 14, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Sun, Dec 15, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Mon, Dec 16, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Mon, Dec 16, 9:30am - 10:15am
A fun storytime for all ages with cookies and milk at Panera Bread 1330 Orchard Rd. Space is limited. Please register each child to reserve a space.

Tue, Dec 17, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Wed, Dec 18, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Thu, Dec 19, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Fri, Dec 20, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Fri, Dec 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Warm up with some winter and holiday stories at this all-ages storytime. No registration required.

Sat, Dec 21, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Sun, Dec 22, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Mon, Dec 23, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Thu, Dec 26, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Fri, Dec 27, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Fri, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
No school - join us for an afternoon of BINGO and prizes. Families welcome!

Sat, Dec 28, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Sat, Dec 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Create a fairy tale from scratch and learn a part of a song from the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast!

Sun, Dec 29, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Mon, Dec 30, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

Tue, Dec 31, All day
All through December, find the elf on a shelf for a prize!

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Making Science Make Sense
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Khan Academy
Free tutorials and videos to help increase understand of math and science.
Free Rice
Quizzes provided in a variety of subjects, including vocabulary, language learning, and geography.
Read, Write, Think
Access to language arts materials for educators, parents, and afterschool professionals is provided as well as student interactive materials.

Museum Adventure Pass program

Check out the Museum Adventure Pass program! Bring an Aurora Public Library card to any library location where staff can check pass availability to a variety of Chicagoland suburban museums (Chicago’s large museums are not part of this program). The library is provided a limited amount of passes to each museum, so only one checkout per family is allowed at a time on a library card in good standing. Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Helpful Links
Book Lists @ Santori Library
Book Lists @ Eola Road Branch