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You Like Us--You Really Like Us!

Last June, we asked the library community to respond to the question, Tell Us Why... read more >

No Waiting – Zinio Digital Magazines

Impatient for the latest news commentary or fashion magazine? Do you enjoy recipes,... read more >

Start Your Resolution to Read!

It's the beginning of a new year, full of promise and new books to read!  Thanks to... read more >

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The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future




Children's Services Blog

In the week before the 2015 Newbery announcement, I thought it would be fun to share a link to a 90 second video trailer for the Newbery Honor title Mr. Popper's Penguins.  The trailer was... read more >

Adult Services Blog

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Local History and Genealogy Blog

One access point to the west portion of campustown is at the intersection of Green and Neil Streets in Champaign. The current railroad bridge and roadway were constructed in 1899 and upgraded in 1923... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Bassnectar-Noise vs. BeautyThe dubstep mastermind of Divergent Spectrum is back!Deadmau5- Five years of Deadmau5More dubstep!Ana Tijoux- La Bala Awesome Spanish language female rapper that often... read more >