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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

 Mayor Prussing is proclaiming that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month in... read more >

Meet & Greet the Urbana Sister Cities Delegation from Thionville, France

The City of Urbana invites you to a reception to meet the delegates from the city of... read more >

You're Invited to the Opening Reception of a New Artist of the Corridor Exhibition

Have you noticed the new artworks in the City Building lobby and The Urbana Free... read more >

In Focus


Summer Reading Programs for Everyone!

Children, teens, and adults
have completed 394 reading logs, 
299771 pages, and 1131 books!


National Library Card Sign-up Month


Children's Services Blog

Summer break is over, and the summer reading program ends on Monday, but the music continues at the Urbana Free Library! First up on Friday, September 4 is "Let's Make Music Together" with the... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Time to highlight a little-known, but impressive and hefty, collection in our library.Our library contains books of all shapes, sizes, and weights.But some of the nifty nonfiction... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

The caption under the photo claims what science has proven to be true - "Music helps wonderfully!" These Aviation Mechanics Band members were photographed at Chanute Field, Rantoul, IL, sometime... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Lord Ballister Blackheart never asked for a sidekick.  He was doing just fine on his own with his villainy and random acts of sabotage against Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and the Institution of Law... read more >