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.

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)

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.