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Coming Soon...Hands-on Literacy Kits

Building on the success of the Exploration Kits that are a part of our Resources for... read more >

The Fifth Annual Manga Mini-Con is Coming!

Have you ever wished you could go to a manga convention? Wish no more! Teens are... read more >

Summer Reading!

It's summer.  It's time to celebrate in the sunshine and maybe even tackle that long... read more >

In Focus


Summer Reading Programs for Everyone!

960 children, teens, & adults
have signed up.  Have you? 


August 27 - 31, 2015


Children's Services Blog

Summer can be a great time for exploring new hobbies or interests. People know we have an excellent cookbook section in the adult department but fewer might know that we have a ton of great cookbooks... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Recently I had a few days off from work and, given that the weather was muggy and gloomy, all I wanted was an absorbing novel to sweep me away for a couple of days. Unfortunately... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

#TBT Fourth of July celebrations in Champaign-UrbanaThe kids in southwest Champaign were not to be outdone on the Fourth. They decorated bikes, wagons, tricycles, and themselves and had their own... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Imagine one day monsters arrive in your town.  They're the stuff of your nightmares and fantasies.  Creatures with razor sharp teeth, tentacles, bones like blades that come out of their... read more >