Children's Services Blog

Folk and Roots Festival Fun at the Library

picture of Sam Payne and Cody JensenFolk and Roots Festival LogoThe tenth annual Folk and Roots Festival in Urbana is in full swing today and Saturday. Tonight, Friday, Oct.

Spooky, Scary, Stine and his 75th Birthday

The cover to one of R.L. Stine's famous Goosebump BooksAs the autumn chill sets in and the nights become longer a sensation of fear and goosebumps begin to crawl along our hearts. October is certainly the month of scares, which makes it the perfect month for famed horror author R.L. Stine’s 75th birthday! For many of us R.L.


book cover of picture book called Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Can You Spot this Author on his 62nd Birthday?

The cover of a "Where's Waldo" bookCan you spot this famous children’s author in a crowded room? This past September we celebrated the 62nd birthday of the man behind Waldo: The man with the red and white striped hat, large glasses, and ability to blend into any crowd.


cover of Ears board book for babiesEars.  They are wonderful things,

Famed Author Roald Dahl’s Almost 102nd Birthday

The cover of Roald Dahl's book "Boy" the story of his childhood.Its scrumdiddlyumptious September! The month of school, solstices, the stir of autumn in the air, and what would be famed children’s author Roald Dahl’s 102nd birthday.