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News & Events

The Urbana Free Library reopens July 30

The Urbana Free Library will reopen on Saturday, July 30, after a thorough... read more >

A Selection of Comics Up for the Eisners: A News-Gazette Review by Lauren Chambers

Thanks to a well-received invitation from the News-Gazette, Library staff are... read more >

News Release: Urbana Public Arts Program to Acquire Stranger Reduction Zone @ The Urbana Free Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 12, 2016The City of Urbana Public Arts Program is... read more >

Blogs

Children's Services Blog

 If you like the story of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie give the book Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearsen and Dave Barry a try. I don't normally like prequels that aren't by the original... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Books about young women are one of the big trends this summer, and we even had a display recently of novels with titles that included the word “girl” or “girls.” There were so... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Some days you just need a picture of a baby goat. If this is one of those days for you than please enjoy this picture from the Archives. This photograph comes from the Illinois. Army National... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Student run arbitration in schools is nothing new.  But what if students didn't just listen to problems and suggest solutions?  What if they took each other to trial?  And acted... read more >