Children's Services Blog

Summer Reading time is running out

Remember to get your Summer Reading prizes once you have reached your goal whether you are a child, teen or adult! The programs end August 31st. --Rachel V.

The Most Valuable Card in your Wallet

family with library cardsRemember that your Urbana Free Library card can do more than check out books, dvd's, CD's, new collections and books on disc.

The Itchy Book

cover of The Itchy Book by LeUyen PhamI do love summer.  But it is not without its reasons to itch.  There’s sunburn, heat rash, bug bites, poison ivy, and the list goes on.  For an informative (and entertaining) take on the topic, try

Happy Birthday!

Cover of the Book, "Happy Birthday: the Story of the World's Most Popular Song" by Nancy Kelly AllenHappy Birthday! This week we celebrate the birthday of America on July 4th with parades, picnics, fireworks, and more.

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

cover of Baby Monkey Private Eye by Brian SelznickWhat in the world is this book, I asked myself as I found

Sand and Surf

cover of The Brilliant Deep by Kate MessnerJust arrived - two fascinating books about water.  The first, Christy Hale’s