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Bookmobile & Outreach Services

The Outreach Services Department brings your library to you! With a Bookmobile visiting schools, parks, and community centers, alongside Home Delivery Services that provide essential resources and materials to anyone facing physical or transportation barriers, we strive to strengthen and improve the quality of life for our customers.

 About The Bookmobile

The Bookmobile serves all of Aurora, including schools, neighborhoods, parks, and various other community locations. The Bookmobile has a large collection of books in both English and Spanish for adults, teens, and children, comprised of popular fiction, high interest non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and DVDs. We also carry a collection of large print books for adults. The Bookmobile has scheduled stops Monday - Saturday, and is also available for special event appearances including, but not limited to, parades, citywide festivals, school celebrations, and other community events.   

Where is the new bookmobile?

Well, like all new things there are always bells and whistles to fine tune with new technology. Since our new Bookmobile was built in North Carolina, it's taking longer than expected to get things just right. Rest assured that we are just as anxious as you are to have the Bookmobile back. As information becomes available, please know we will update you with new information. Sign up to receive email, text or phone calls updates. 

Text @APLMobile to 81010 

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About Our Outreach Services

Senior Living Facility Services

Outreach Services staff bring books, DVDs, audio books, and other library items to senior living facilities with two different monthly services:  

  • Deposit Collection: Each month, a delivery is made which includes 40 large print books, 5 audio books, and 5 DVDs. Activities directors decide where to display the items so all residents have access to library materials.  Items are checked out to the facility’s library account.
  • Lobby Stop Service:  Staff visit senior living communities for one hour, providing large print books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, and more for residents to conveniently browse for library material without leaving the facility.  Residents can register for a new library account on site, request specific items, retrieve holds, and check out materials. Items are checked out to an individual’s library account.

 Traveling Storytime Service

Conducted at area preschools, daycares, and by special request, monthly storytimes include interactive stories, songs, finger plays, puppets and various movement activities for young children. During the summer months, Stories in the Parks is offered on the Bookmobile, in addition to Stories at the Zoo at Phillips Park Zoo. Please contact us for more information.


Home Delivery

Did you know the Aurora Public Library District offers free home delivery? This service is open to ALL Aurora residents regardless of circumstance. You may be especially interested in this service if you are experiencing any of the following:   

  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Health conditions that limit your mobility
  • Lack of transportation 
  • Caregiving responsibilities that limit your ability to visit library branches  
     

To sign up for home delivery, please call 630-723-2705 or complete the form below. You can then request library items anytime by placing holds via the library website or by phone. When your holds are available, a staff member will call to schedule the delivery date and time. Deliveries are no-contact, so items will be checked out, bagged, and left at your front door. 

Home Delivery Request
While deliveries are open to all APLD card holders, priority is given to those who meet the above criteria.