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Current Vacancy: Manager of Information Technology

Requires a bachelor’s degree in information systems or related field, at least three... read more >

Additional Archives Service Hours

Beginning on September 3, the Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana... read more >

Self-check Kiosks Now Take Credit & Debit Card Payments

The self-check kiosks on the first floor and in Children’s Services on the ground... read more >

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Children's Services Blog

Do you? Do you imagine them as beautiful little creatures, kind and playful? Well, if you could see them, see them the way 13-year-old Tanya sees them, you’d know the truth. Fairies are not... read more >

Adult Services Blog

I confess that I have not always been a fan of graphic novels. I appreciated the artwork and stylistic value, but it was difficult for me to read the text and visual story as a... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Railroads have been a large part of the Illinois landscape for nearly two centuries. They have reshaped the terrain, commerce and even towns and cities. One such location completely transformed by... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Start with one part William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.  Everyone’s gone except for the kids. No one over the age of 14 is left in the FAYZ (Fallout Youth Zone). There are no teachers, no... read more >