Aurora Public Library Gets Outside The Lines National Initiative Aims To Shift Public Perception Of Libraries

Schools and Libraries

September 12, 2014

From: Aurora Public Library

Aurora, CO -- The Aurora Public Library announced that it will participate in a bold, new campaign designed to reintroduce the library to our community and get people thinking and talking about the library in a whole new way.  "Outside the Lines" is a weeklong celebration, demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. During Outside the Lines, organizations will host an event that helps people understand how libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement and are more relevant than ever to people's lives.
The Aurora Public Library created gnome and fairy libraries with the help of volunteers through our Give Back at Your Library program and by staff during staff training day to serve our participation during the statewide Outside the Lines week. They are a way to promote the libraries and literacy in a fun and unique way. They are based off the popular fairy gardens many people plant in their gardens, but include books!
The Aurora Public Library also recently planted mini libraries in four parks around the city as part Outside the Lines. The mini libraries located in Carson, Larkspur and Utah Parks and at Star K Ranch, are a "take one, leave one" system. Residents can take any book from the mini library, free of due dates and fees, so long as they return the book or replace it with another book they'd like to share with their neighbors.

Dates:  Sept. 14-20, 2014

Location:  Aurora Public Library

For more information about the APL participation, contact Sara Van Cleve, 303-739-6589.