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Stranger Reduction Zone is Now Here!

We are very excited to announce that the installation of Stranger Reduction Zone is... read more >

Music Online—Streaming Music in Your Home!

Try It Now! | How Do I Use It?Now available! Streaming music to your... read more >

Library Will Remain Open During Race Street Resurfacing Project

From the City of Urbana:Periodic lane closures will be expected along Race Street... read more >

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The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future



Music Online via Alexander Street Press

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Children's Services Blog

Happy 140th Birthday to The Urbana Free Library! This Saturday, November 1, Children's Services is hosting a Happy 140th Birthday Party for the Library. Join us in Children's Services at 2:00 p.m.... read more >

Adult Services Blog

                 While I’m not much of a believer in the supernatural, I’ve had my share of “That-was-weird” experiences.   ... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

The National Archives will once again be offering its Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you... read more >

Teen Services Blog

I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to jump into the holiday cheer of the winter season. We haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet, but stores are already decked out in twinkling lights,... read more >