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September Proclaimed as "Library Card Sign-Up Month"

Proclamation by the Mayor of the City of Urbana, IllinoisWHEREAS, the library card... read more >

It's Nice to Have Friends!

Many thanks to the Friends of The Urbana Free Library, who support the library in so... read more >

Job Search Extended: Manager of Information Technology

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Children's Services Blog

Hello again.  A lot has happened since we last conversed.  And maybe I'm moping a little, because I, Furball the Hamster, was supposed to be the main event this summer.  (At least that... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Don't bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. It is the oldest story in the world and it is delicate, changing. If she sees you watching she will invite... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Happy Birthday, Virginia!Archives volunteer and longtime Champaign County resident Virginia Lovingfoss will celebrate her 100th birthday today! Virginia was born and raised in Philo, Illinois and now... read more >

Teen Services Blog

“I walk among my enemies. But I carry my friends with me.”Ashala Wolf lives in a world a few hundred years in the future. After the Reckoning, when the world is torn apart by the violent technology... read more >