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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’ve been reading a lot of short story collections lately. In a range of genres from general fiction to horror to science fiction. I’ve enjoyed the rapid reading of short, though-... 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

Okay, calling Dorothy a jerk is a bit of an understatement in Dorothy Must Die by D.M. Paige. More like a narcissistic, psychotic monster. Amy Gumm finds that out the hard way.Amy wouldn’t have... read more >