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Thank You to Our 2015 Summer Reading Program Sponsors

The Urbana Free Library would like to extend a special "thank you" to the businesses... read more >

Library Staff at USD #116 Centralized Registration

Library staff will be at Urbana Middle School for USD #116 centralized school... read more >

Coming Soon...Hands-on Literacy Kits

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

In Focus


Summer Reading Programs for Everyone!

Over 1100 children, teens, and
adults are reading and
have claimed prizes...have you?


August 27 - 31, 2015


Children's Services Blog

The Summer Reading Programs are in full swing here at the Urbana Free Library. Over 1100 people of all ages are signed up for our Summer Reading Programs. Over 760 children are reading, reading,... read more >

Adult Services Blog

 July 26th, 2015, is a significant date—the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Drive-In movie theaters hold a special place in American history and hold very fond memories for teenagers growing up in the 1950’s. With the novelty of being able to drive up to a movie,... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Author Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series, passed away recently. I hadn’t read (or listened) to any of his novels. That is, until a friend strongly recommended them to me. She informed... read more >