Adult Services Blog

Find Momo

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the challenge of finding things hidden on the printed page. Read more about Find Momo

Great Country Music at The Urbana Free Library!

The past year has seen some really interesting developments in the world of country music. While modern country radio continues to rely on Nashville and the large labels for content, a small but growing movement of independent artists have been creating compelling, original, and authentic country music outside of this system. Most of these artists look back to earlier forms that don't rely on modern convention. Although this has been happening for years (No depression/Americana/ Modern bluegrass for example), this last year has seen some especially stellar releases. Read more about Great Country Music at The Urbana Free Library!

NoveList Plus: Fiction, Nonfiction AND Audiobooks!

NoveList Plus logo

Many of you are already familiar with our readers’ database NoveList Plus, which provides recommendations, summaries, read-alikes, series and other useful information about thousands of fiction and nonfiction print titles.

NoveList Plus has just enhanced its offerings and has added recommendations for more than 30,000 audiobooks--both fiction and nonfiction. Read more about NoveList Plus: Fiction, Nonfiction AND Audiobooks!

Jazz Appreciation Month


To celebrate Jazz as an American art form, the Smithsonian Institute has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). The Urbana Free Library takes pride in holding a broad and deep collection of jazz, as well as rock, pop, blues, folk, country, classical, international, and soundtrack (music and show) genres. To help you dig deeper into this extensive collection, try these specific searches: Read more about Jazz Appreciation Month