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City of Urbana installs “Asteray”, by Nicole Beck

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 22, 2014   City of Urbana installs “... read more >

The Urbana Free Library needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board will be open beginning September 30,... read more >

Journals of Joseph Oscar Cunningham Donated to The Champaign County Historical Archives

Urbana, Illinois -- The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free... read more >


Children's Services Blog

A Sister More like Me, written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Brittney Lee, is a picture book featuring Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen. The book focuses less on the plot of the movie... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Shiver me timbers! Did you hear? This Friday, September 19, 2014, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!To become a proper swashbuckling buccaneer, quickly lift your anchors,... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

The Champaign County Historical Archives is partnering with the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of the Illinois to present a Town & Gown Speaker Series.  Our inaugural... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Have you ever seen The Ring? Or The Grudge? Did you know that the creepy girl with long, dark hair and a dirty, white dress featured in so many horror movies is actually based on the Japanese ghost... read more >