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Ten Things You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Summer is finally on the horizon!  Get ready for festivals, food that is... read more >

Remembering Rupert Evans

It is with great sadness that The UFL announce the loss of one of its dearest... read more >

Read at the Market with The Urbana Free Library

This summer you can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event... read more >

In Focus


The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • 
Bright Future


Summer Reading Programs for Everyone!  May 28-August 31, 2015

Registration Begins
9:00 AM on May 9



Children's Services Blog

Recently, I've been thinking about Sharon Creech's book Love That Dog.  I first read it quite a while ago, but the story, told in first person free verse still lures me back in every so often.... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Outlaw Pete is a picture book for adults based on the song from Bruce Springsteen’s album “Working on a Dream.” It’s beautifully illustrated by Frank Caruso and tells the tale of... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

#TBT "Dick Stillwell, 58, of American Legion Post 24 in Champaign, has been helping decorate graves of veterans with American flags since he was a junior in high school helping his father, who was a... read more >

Teen Services Blog

My first journey into the wonderful world of manga was recent. Like a couple days ago. I was checking in some books, and what do I see? Volumes 2 and 3 of Soumei Hoshino’s Alice in the Country of... read more >