Adult Services Blog

Urbana Free Library's Free WiFi

" "From time to time, we get questions at the Reference Desk about the Library’s WiFi. The most frequent question is, does the Library provide WiFi for patrons to use? The answer is yes! But we also get asked several other questions about the WiFi at the Library. Let me answer some other questions you might have. 

Enjoy Over 6,000 Online Courses with Lynda.com®!

Lynda.com logoContinuing your education can be hard, especially when you’re juggling work, family, and other obligations.  That’s where The Urbana Free Library comes in!  Library cardholders now have access to over 6,000 online courses in business, technology, and creative skills via the Library’s subscription to

UFLive! presents The Young and the Fretless

This Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the Library is hosting The Young and The Fretless, a local band that specializes in Appalachian Mountain fiddle tunes.  Have you ever come to a UFLive!

150 Years of Little Women

Little Women coverLittle Women is turning 150 this year! Louisa May Alcott’s popular novel was originally published in two volumes: the first published in 1868, and the second published in 1869, after high demand from her readers. The two volumes were then published together in one volume in 1880.

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.