All Ages

Library Staff at the 19th Annual Martin Luther King-Jettie Rhodes Day

Join Library Staff at King Park for the 19th Annual Martin Luther King-Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day. Free food, live entertainment and community resources like the Library will be there to greet you. Visit the Urbana Park District Program Guide link below for more information.

Summer Reading Program Teen Craft with the FabLab - Screen Printing!

Join the FabLab and Teen librarians to learn screen printing! We'll explore everything from traditional block prints to new methods that utilize digital technology. Bring an old t-shirt if you'd like to print on it and be ready to get ink on your hands!

First Fridays: CANCELLED

Celebrate LGBTQIA Pride with a Pop-Up Library in downtown Urbana. Browse LGBTQIA books and enjoy fun activities for all ages including face-painting and crafts. At 6:30 p.m. the Library is also hosting an all-ages Drag Queen Story Time with special guest drag queens reading favorite children's stories.

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event!

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: Dive Into Marine Chemistry!

The East Central Illinois Section of the American Chemical Society invites you to participate in an Earth Week celebration! Have you ever been to the beach and wondered what lurks underneath? What can we learn from the ocean? Have you ever held a star fish in your hand? Do you want to? Join us! We will have tanks full of ocean creatures for you to see and touch!

For grades K-12 (and those young at heart)

UFLive! presents Schlomo and the Schleptet

Come enjoy klezmer music--known as the mournfully happy music of the Jewish diaspora. Clarinetist Sol Baer will be joined by Frances Harris, Sam Gingher, Derick Cordoba, and Rob Sweedler.

UFLive! concerts are generously sponsored by The Urbana Free Library Foundation and are scheduled on the third Sunday of most months.

First Fridays - Gussy Up Your Bike

Come to Cherry Alley to get your bike all decorated for the First Friday fun in downtown Urbana! We will have all kinds of decorations to spruce up your ride. This is for all ages and all bikes!

The Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for this First Friday event.

Urbana Pops Orchestra Concert

Join us for a free recital series at The Urbana Free Library! Each recital will feature performances by members of the Urbana Pops Orchestra, which includes professional and student musicians.

Featured artist: Bridget Olenik, percussion

For more information about Urbana Pops Orchestra, visit

Sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and Urbana Pops Orchestra.

Celebrate National Library Week!

Celebrate National Library Week with The Urbana Free Library! Attend programs with special guests and borrow materials from the Library such as books, DVDs, CDs, guitars, sewing machines, telescopes, and more! Follow the Library on social media, pick up promotional material at service desks, and enjoy celebrating National Library Week 2018 with staff!