Adult Services Blog

9/24 Shredding Event & Mini Recycling Fair with Senator Scott Bennett

The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett are offering a Shredding Event to raise awareness of and to help prevent consumer fraud and identity theft.

Do you have old batteries or empty ink-jet cartridges?  You can also bring these for our Mini Recycling fair. The City of Urbana U-Cycle is partnering with the Library to recycle these items. Read more about 9/24 Shredding Event & Mini Recycling Fair with Senator Scott Bennett

It's time for the Olympics!


The 2016 Summer Olympics have begun in Rio, with millions of people around the world tuning in for the sports and the spectacle promised by the global competition. Want to know more about the modern Olympic Games and their history? Here are a few new titles to get you started!  Read more about It's time for the Olympics!

Beyond birdwatching

Are you a birdwatcher? Do you enjoy identifying those delightful feathered creatures that haunt your bird feeder? But do you know how birds communicate? Do you know that songbirds around the world are endangered? Here are two recent documentary DVDs that go beyond avian identification. Read more about Beyond birdwatching

The Girls of Summer

Books about young women are one of the big trends this summer, and we even had a display recently of novels with titles that included the word “girl” or “girls.” There were so many to choose from! Recently I read two new books in this category, both of which feature teenage girls seeking connection and friendship with other young women, only to find something more complicated, and maybe even sinister. Read more about The Girls of Summer