Adult Services Blog

Whatcha Reading, Friend?

If you’re participating in the Library’s Winter Reading Program, as you should, you might need a little help with some of the categories. For example, you might need help with #5:  “Read the same book as a friend and talk about it together.” What if your friends don’t like to read?

Give Back to Your Community as a Project READ Tutor

When you talk to people who do volunteer work in the community it's common to hear someone say, "I got into volunteering to help others, but it's ended up helping me as much as them!"  Finding ways to give back to the community can add meaning to our lives and is often a great way to meet new people and learn new things. 

Bad Guys Get Their Say

Be honest:  you’ve wanted a story from the point of view of your favorite urban fantasy villain for a long time.

National Book Award Winners 2017 - Books Matter!

National Book Award Winners 2017The National Book Award Winners were announced last week.  Actress Cynthia Nixon, who was the emcee for the Awards Ceremony, commented that great writing can be a window into others' lives, especially in this polarized and divisive political moment.  She added that it can also be a "welcome escape into another world.  Books matt

Guitar Effect Pedals @ The Urbana Free Library


Calling all musicians and home recordists! The Urbana Free Library is happy to announce new additions to the Music Equipment Collection: guitar effects pedals! These will be available for checkout next week, but you can place holds now!