Early Childhood

Reading Takes You Everywhere! Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Join Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi for a world dance party to kick-off Reading Takes You Everywhere! Enjoy crafts with Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, coral reef activities with Brandon Rutherford, and ice cream and lemonade. Then, of course, sign-up for the Library’s Summer Reading Program!

For families.

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.

Babies' Lap Time

In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth through age 2.

Mother's Day Story Time

Let's celebrate moms on their special day with stories and songs. You will make a special card to give to your mother.

For children ages 2 and up and their families.

Young Artists Workshops -- Imagination Station

Bring your imagination and creativity and join local artist Nika Lucks to make your own book to take home.

The Young Artists Workshop is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

For children of ages 5 and up; 7 and under with a caregiver.

Toddler Time

Come to this themed story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a craft or activity.

For children ages 2 - 4 and their families.

Baby and Me Yoga Series

Join yoga instructor Josie Heck for 30 minutes of relaxing and bonding yoga with your baby. Please bring a towel or blanket.

For parents and caregivers.

Wee Love Music : Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Spring with Ms. Teresa with music, movement, and fun with your little one.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Library Staff at Kindergarten Connection

Library staff will be present at Lincoln Square Mall to answer questions and share resources at the Urbana School District's annual event to register children for kindergarten.

Library Staff at the Autism Walk of C-U

Library Staff will be tabling at the 9th Annual Autism Walk and Safety Fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.

Make and Take Spring Break

Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all-day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.