Fun Library Events for Kids

Summer Reading

June will start off with a bang at Aurora Public Library locations as the Summer Reading Program, Fizz, Boom Read! gets under way on June 7.

On June 7, the public is invited to the Aurora Transportation Center at 233 N. Broadway to participate in the Summer Reading Kickoff sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. See and do science experiments from FermiLab, the Museum of Science and Industry, SciTech Hands on Museum and many others!

The kickoff begins at 8 a.m. – the same time the Farmers Market begins – and continues untilnoon.

Reading logs will be available at the kickoff event and at all library locations, including on the Bookmobile and at the Express Center, 1100 Church Road. All ages can participate to win prizes.


Children’s programs in June and early July at the Main Library and in downtown Aurora include:

  • ·         The Main Library Chess Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12 in the Multipurpose Room at the Main Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. No registration.
  • ·         Get your face painted between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the Main Library. All ages welcome and there is no registration.
  • ·         Storytime at River’s Edge Café is set for 11 a.m. Monday, June 16 at the downtown Aurora café, 14 W. Downer Place. All ages are welcome and children receive a free treat. No registration.
  • ·         Curiosity Club for ages 6 to 10 is from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Main Library. Games, crafts and stories will be on hand in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required. Call630-264-4123.
  • ·         Reading is Top Dog takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the Main Library. Practice reading to your favorite therapy dog. For children ages 6 to 10. Call 630-264-4123 to register.
  • ·         The Three Little Pigs Fairytale Science Lab is from 10:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 21 atSciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St. Have fun with stories and experiments when you mix The Three Little Pigs with Science. For children ages 6 to 10. Parents welcome. Register by calling 630-264-4123.
  • ·         LEGO Club at the Main Library is from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 20 in the Multipurpose Room. Please register by calling 630-264-4123.
  • ·         Family Storytime for all ages is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the Main Library. Register by calling 630-264-4123.
  • ·         Celebrate Science Bingo is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Main Library. Children are welcome to play Bingo for fun and prizes. Register by calling 630-264-4123.


The Main Library is located at 1 E. Benton St. The Eola Road Branch is located at 555 S. Eola Road, and the West Branch is located at 233 S. Constitution Drive. Registration and more information is available online at Click on the EVENTS calendar.