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Start Summer With a Great Story: A News-Gazette Book Review by Lauren Chambers

Thanks to a well-received invitation from the News-Gazette, Library staff are... read more >

I Really Like Slop!: A Reading Matters Review by Kathy Wicks

Many thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at... read more >

Deed of Gift Signed for Chanute Air Museum Collection

The Urbana Free Library is pleased to announce that the formal Deed of Gift,... read more >


Children's Services Blog

It's not often that a local headline in East Central Illinois would contain both the words words "Alligator" and "Lost."  And yet, that was the case back on June 9, 1898, when a Mr. L.A. Wahl... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble by Dan Lyons is a smart, snarky and entertaining read.  Lyons was a long-time journalist and tech writer for Newsweek, and... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Anyone seen an alligator? Back in 1898, L.A. Wahl's 6 foot pet alligator went on a walkabout. (And you thought urban chickens were a neighborhood nuisance). Champaign Daily News, June 10,... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Two big names in teen fiction, Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Intruments series, and Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series, have recently released titles that... read more >