We are gearing up for summer with lots of fun events!

Click here to download your Summer Reading Log


Kids Summer Reading Rules

Through Grade 6

  • Fill in your log each day that you read for at least 15 minutes.
  • When you have read for 20 days, bring your log to Aurora or Hazard Library for a Cream at the Top ice cream cone certificate.
  • Once you get Bingo, visit the library and get a prize.
  • At the end of the summer:
    • If you are an SCCS student bring the log to school to be a part of the ice cream party celebration for summer reading.
    • If you are not an SCCS student be sure to visit Aurora or Hazard Library to receive a prize.

Teen & Adult Summer Reading Rules

July 8th – August 10th
Grade 7 — Adults

  • Each time you read or listen to a book, visit the library:
    • Fill out a short form for each book you read this summer and be entered in our weekly drawings for an Inns of Aurora Market gift card or ice cream from Cream at the Top!
    • The more books you read, the greater your chances to win!
    • Start entering on Monday, July 8th.

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Summer Reading Program Events

Storyteller Regi Carpenter- The Universe is Made of Stories!

The stars are made of stories. Embark upon a magical trip through the stars and galaxies as we hear stories of how the world came to be, who put the stars in place and what happened when one small child made a wish upon a star. Interactive and participatory storytelling at its best.
This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant.

Space/SciFi/Superhero Teen Trivia Night

Calling all nerds, geeks, space freaks, fan boys & fan girls — gather your friends and come to the Aurora Free Library for trivia night!

Play alone or in a team. Win prizes! Refreshments!

Jedi Academy with Actor David Engel

A long time ago and not so very far away, children yearned to be Rebels.

You are invited to learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. During this engaging program your little Jedi Warriors, Princesses, and Darth Vaders will feel empowered to discover the great Force within their hearts. Family audiences will be wowed by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from our space hero’s furry alien sidekick.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character.
This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant.

Shazam! Movie Night


Rated PG-13

Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre- Look Up: Tales of the Sky

This summer, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre will tour the world premiere of Look Up: Tales of the Sky!

Where did the sun and moon come from? When you wish upon a star, does someone hear you? Our fascination with space inspires us to imagine, dream, and wonder.

Join Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre as we explore stories about the celestial bodies that light up our world. Look up

Held in the Village Park! Rain location: Morgan Opera House

This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant and the Village of Aurora.

Blast Off with Sally Ride! America's First Woman Astronaut

Sally Ride is glued to the classroom television as astronaut John Glenn blasts off into space. “I want to do that,” she quietly says to herself, only to be reminded that girls can’t be astronauts. They can’t be shortstop for the LA Dodgers either, another early aspiration, and she soon sets her sights on tennis, learning teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Her insatiable curiosity leads to a passion for science, and children will join in Sally’s discoveries through fun, interactive experiments, all of which they can do again at home. As she matures, she studies the wonders of the universe and finally, when girls can, she becomes America’s first woman astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM. Her compelling story will ignite students’ curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest.

This is funded by the Myrtle Dee Nash Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Game Night with Games on a Roll Game Truck, Bingo, and more!

Join us for our annual night of Game Truck and Bingo!
This is funded by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Surviving Mars

Someday humans will visit the planet Mars, and eventually, some intrepid explorers may establish a permanent colony there.

But what will it take to turn this from science fiction to reality? What are the challenges to humans exploring Mars, which of them are we making progress on, and which still present major obstacles that we don’t yet know how to overcome?

Join us to explore the perils of the Martian environment, and how solutions to surviving there could help improve life on Earth.

Presented by Zoe Learner Ponterio, Data Manager at the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility at Cornell University.

Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic & Red Tie Variety Show

Join us at 12 noon with your favorite bear and a picnic lunch. At 12:30 pm Red Tie Variety Show will entertain all and all bears in attendance will get a prize!
This is funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant.