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The Urbana Free Library needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board will be open beginning September 30,... read more >

Journals of Joseph Oscar Cunningham Donated to The Champaign County Historical Archives

Urbana, Illinois -- The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free... read more >

September Proclaimed as "Library Card Sign-Up Month"

Proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Urbana, Illinois WHEREAS, the library... read more >


Children's Services Blog

A Sister More like Me, written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Brittney Lee, is a picture book featuring Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen. The book focuses less on the plot of the movie... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Shiver me timbers! Did you hear? This Friday, September 19, 2014, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!To become a proper swashbuckling buccaneer, quickly lift your anchors,... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

The Champaign County Historical Archives is partnering with the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of the Illinois to present a Town & Gown Speaker Series.  Our inaugural... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Summer vacation is can be the worst time of year--especially for teenagers like Dan Crawford, who loves the smell of new books, freshly sharpened pencils, and a well-erased black board.  His... read more >