Shop for a Cause at Wyckwood House

Looking for a fun way to support a local business and support literacy in the City of Aurora?  Join the Aurora Public Library District Foundation as we Shop For A Cause at Wyckwood House, 80 S River Street, Aurora, on April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Aurora Public Library District and Foundation (APLDF) provide outreach services, literacy training and materials, English as a second language (ESL) training, summer reading programs and the mobile services of the Bookmobile and the Mini B to reach populations of kids and adults who desperately need these resources.

To help support children and families in Aurora, the APLDF is teaming up with Wyckwood House for a special night of fundraising.  Participants must register to attend this event at  The $30 per person registration fee allows participants to enjoy a girls night filled with fun, prize drawings, shopping and sipping.  Snacks and one free cocktail are included in the fee.

As a special bonus, the folks at Wyckwood House have agreed to donate back to the Foundation fifteen percent of all proceeds for the evening.

“All funds received for this Shop for a Cause event will support our Literacy Packet Program and our Summer Reading Program, both directly benefit children in Aurora,” said Christina Campos, Chair of the APLDF board of directors.

The APLD Foundation has been providing underserved children and families with Literacy Packets that help them gain reading skills since 2020.  The materials are distributed through a partnership with the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and through area preschools.  More than 30,000 books and other literacy materials have been distributed directly to the families that need them.

Additionally, the Library’s summer reading program is open to all kids in the district.  The books and crafts made available through the program encourage a lifelong love of books and reading that result in kids being more likely to become lifelong learners.

In addition to this fundraiser, the Foundation is encouraging community members to consider making a one-time or even a monthly donation to help support children in the Aurora area. Donations can be made by visiting the Foundation’s website at

“This is going to be a really fun way to give back to the community we all love while having fun with family and friends,” Christina said.

For additional information about Shop for a Cause, Summer Reading, or the Literacy Packet program, contact the Foundation at 630-264-4154.