The Messenger Library Book Sale will be held this year in conjunction with North Aurora Days. Hours will be Friday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Village sponsored Community Garage Sale will be held during North Aurora Days, scheduled for Thursday, August 6, Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, 2015. Other events include live bands, a Car, Truck and Bike Show, an Emergency Vehicle Show, the Run for the Riverfront, the 33rd Annual North Aurora Pet Parade, fireworks and more. Read More

Interested in volunteering to make the book sale a success? Our dedicated group of teen and adult volunteers assists the Messenger Public Library in fulfilling its mission to Inform, Connect and Enrich the community of North Aurora. The book sale will run in conjunction with North Aurora Days, and the hours are Friday, August 7th from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Volunteers will be needed for sorting and setup prior to the sale. Read More

Concept StorytimeFor ages 4-6.  Are you starting kindergarten in the fall? Come brush up on ideas to make a successful school year. Topics will rotate each week and will include colors, numbers, letters, and more! Parents/caregivers wait in Youth Service while children attend the storytime. Both days each week will cover the same material, so please choose which time works best for you.Tuesdays, 1:30-2:00Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30  Read More

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This summer we’re trying something new! Summer is one of the busiest times of the year, so we're adding more options and removing restrictions. There will be no registration for our summer session of storytimes (June 16-July 23). Storytimes will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis: we will begin handing out a specific number of name tags 15 minutes before each storytime starts. Children must have a name tag to attend the storytime. Visit the calendar to see all summer programs or read below for details on our new storytimes. Please contact Youth Services at ysd@messengerpl.org or 630-801-4340 if you have any questions. Read More

The Messenger Public Library Board of Trustees will be holding an election during the Tuesday April 7th 2015 Kane County Consolidated Election.Early voting will be take place at the Messenger Library starting on Monday March 23rd through Thursday April 2nd.  For further information on the election visit the Kane County Election site. For full article and additional candidate information, click here. Read More

Registration for spring programs is now open in both the Adult and Youth Services Departments. Take a look at our calendar or newsletter for dates and descriptions of programs. You can also give us a call or drop by any Library desk to talk to us about what's happening at the Library!  Read More
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Attention Messenger Teens: Teen Tech Week is March 8-14! The 2015 theme is Libraries are for Making…, and Messenger Library has two ways for you to participate. Read More

This Februrary, celebrate African American History Month by learning about the contributions made by African Americans to American history, culture, and development. Keep reading to see a selection of books, DVDs, and database selections for African American History Month.BooksAmerican Patriots: the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Stormby Gail Lumet Buckley355.008 BUChrough hundreds of original interviews with veterans of every war since World War I, historic accounts, and photographs, Gail Buckley brings these heroes and their struggles to life.   Black Pioneers: an untold storyby William Loren Katz977 KATThese pathfinders were slaves, poets, runaways, missionaries, farmers, teachers, and soldiers. For these African Americans, the frontier meant freedom, and from the earliest times, some seized liberty by joining Indian nations.  Shades of Glory: the negro leagues and the story of African-American baseballby Lawrence D. Hogan796.357 HOGCelebrating African America's contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component, to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues.  A Shining Thread of Hope: the history of Black women in Americaby Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson305.48 HINAt the greatest moments and in the cruelest times, black women have been a crucial part of America's history. Now, the inspiring history of black women in America is explored in vivid detail by two leaders in the fields of African American and women's history.  Freedom’s Daughters: the unsung heroines of the Civil Rights movement from 1830 to 1970by Lynne Olson323.092 OLSFrom the Montgomery bus boycott to the lunch counter sit-ins to the Freedom Rides, Lynne Olson skillfully tells the long-overlooked story of the extraordinary women who were among the most fearless, resourceful, and tenacious leaders of the civil rights movement.   Hog and Hominy: soul food from Africa to Americaby Frederick Douglass Opie641.59 OPI    Read More
Image by the Black History Album on Flickr - Little Drummer Boy, 1941.

This February, celebrate African American History Month by learning about the contributions made by African Americans to American history, culture, and development. Keep reading to see a selection of books, DVDs, and database selections for African American History Month.BooksAmerican Patriots: the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Stormby Gail Lumet Buckley355.008 BUChrough hundreds of original interviews with veterans of every war since World War I, historic accounts, and photographs, Gail Buckley brings these heroes and their struggles to life.   Black Pioneers: an untold storyby William Loren Katz977 KATThese pathfinders were slaves, poets, runaways, missionaries, farmers, teachers, and soldiers. For these African Americans, the frontier meant freedom, and from the earliest times, some seized liberty by joining Indian nations.  Shades of Glory: the negro leagues and the story of African-American baseballby Lawrence D. Hogan796.357 HOGCelebrating African America's contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component, to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues.  A Shining Thread of Hope: the history of Black women in Americaby Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson305.48 HINAt the greatest moments and in the cruelest times, black women have been a crucial part of America's history. Now, the inspiring history of black women in America is explored in vivid detail by two leaders in the fields of African American and women's history.  Freedom’s Daughters: the unsung heroines of the Civil Rights movement from 1830 to 1970by Lynne Olson323.092 OLSFrom the Montgomery bus boycott to the lunch counter sit-ins to the Freedom Rides, Lynne Olson skillfully tells the long-overlooked story of the extraordinary women who were among the most fearless, resourceful, and tenacious leaders of the civil rights movement.   Hog and Hominy: soul food from Africa to Americaby Frederick Douglass Opie641.59 OPI    Read More
Image by the Black History Album on Flickr - Little Drummer Boy, 1941.

For improved service and convenience, the library is now notifying users, via email or regular mail, when their library card is within 30 days of the 2 year renewal date. Library policy requires that users show proof of current North Aurora residency every two years. As a reminder, users under 18 will need their adult responsible party present to renew privileges. Read More
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