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Streaming Music via Music Online

Starting November 1, Urbana Free Library patrons will be able to stream music to... 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 >

City of Urbana installs “Asteray”, by Nicole Beck

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 22, 2014   City of Urbana installs “... read more >

In Focus


The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future



October is American Archives Month



Children's Services Blog

I never cease to be amazed at the amazing musical talent in this community.  Friday, October 10 we were lucky to enjoy the rhythms of the Derick Cordoba Jazz Quartet .  Young and old... read more >

Adult Services Blog

When my grandmother died several years ago, the funeral followed the standard American approach. My grandmother was embalmed, as most people who die in the United States are. The... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

We are closing out American Archives Month  with a bang as we prep for 3 events this week. Whether you are interested in the discoveries made by local authors during the research process, kid-... read more >

Teen Services Blog

As an immortal, Athena never thought she’d grow sick and die. But she is dying. All the old gods are. Hermes, messenger god, is slowly wasting away; Demeter, goddess of nature, is being stretched... read more >