Supporting The Library

All profits from the sale of books at the Book Outlet go directly to the Aurora Public Library to support programming that includes the summer learning (reading) program, winter learning (reading) program, storytimes with special guests and other fun kid and youth activities like the famous Harry Potter Night, summer camps at the library, computer coding classes and more.

 In recent years, the Friends of the Aurora Public Library has provided between $40,000 and $50,000 annually to support these programs that engage Aurora’s youth, assist parents and schools with early literacy support and develop a lifelong love of reading. 

Typically, the Aurora Public Library offers about 1,500 to 2,000 children’s and youth programs in its six locations each year with attendance of ranging from 40,000 to 50,000.   The Friend’s funding also supports outreach programs at youth events, summer parks programs and schools for example, through about 600 events reaching up to 25,000. 

Research shows that reading actually aids in brain development, especially in a child’s first five years of life.  When kids are read to, their brain cells are literally turned on, and existing links among brain cells are strengthened and new cell links are formed.  Reading is also one of the best activities to provide the foundational language and literacy skills children need to succeed. 

The Aurora Public Library depends upon and thanks the Friends and their Book Outlet customers for the consistent and generous support each year as we all work together to strengthen our community now and into the future. 

For more information on programs for everyone at the Aurora Public Library go to and click on the “Programs and Events” link or the direct link: