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I Can Hardly Wait For All of These Great March Events!

Celebrate reading & Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Look for Library staff at the 15th... read more >

Work @ The Library

Join the TUFL team: We are accepting applications for two Archives Processing... read more >

Learn Pirate (we arrrren’t kidding) and 60 Other Languages

Mango Languages is a language learning database that is available FREE to library... read more >

In Focus


The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future




Children's Services Blog

A lot of things come in tens. Ten fingers, ten toes. For Trixie, she’s the tenth child. That means she has nine noisy, annoying brothers and sisters. One day, she wanders far away to find a nice,... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Your library’s music collection just got much bigger! The library streaming service, Music Online, has just announced a major content upload of over 200,000 tracks from Universal... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

During the heart of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt ordered the creation of the Works Progress Administration. The purpose of the W.P.A. was to get Americans back to work. W.P.A. programs... read more >

Teen Services Blog

It all started with a guest speaker—a guest speaker that opened up the world of online gaming to Anda, who had always just played whatever character a game wanted to give her.  Now she’s an... read more >