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Homegrown Berries--YUM!

With signs of spring all around us, I’ve started thinking about ways to improve my garden. I have plenty of flowering perennials and trees, as well as a few pots that I always fill with overflowing annuals. But one thing I haven’t introduced to the yard yet is edible plants. Read more about Homegrown Berries--YUM!

Recycle Your Electronics April 11

More and more our lives revolve around our use of electronic resources. We observe this every day at The Urbana Free Library. Many Urbana and Champaign County residents come to the library to use the computer lab. Others come to the library to get suggestions about the latest in electronic gear. (What's the best phone? How does Consumer Reports rate this television? Is a tablet or a laptop a better choice?) Some folks are looking for repair manuals for their printers, or other equipment. Read more about Recycle Your Electronics April 11

New Books about Books!

As a librarian and avid reader, I have been excited to see the number of books about books that have been published over the last few years. It's fascinating to see the variety of topics that authors have found to explore under the broad subject of books and reading. Some of these books fall into the category of "bibliomemoirs", autobiographies in which an author focuses on their own reading lives, while others focus on books through history, the future of reading, or the appreciation of books as physical objects. Read more about New Books about Books!


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