Children's Services Blog

Elaine's Bookshelf

cover for Little Dog Lost Winter, in my opinion, is a time for snuggling under the covers with a good book (at least until it snows enough t

Calvin And Hobbes!

Calvin and Hobbes Sunday Pages 1985-1995Did you know we now have a small collection of Calvin and Hobbes books in the Children’s Department?

Guess Who's Coming to Visit?

Photo of children's book author Linda Sue ParkWe have very exciting news!  Newbery Award-Winning children's book author Linda Sue Park will visit The Urbana Free Library on Friday, February 22 at 4 p.m.

A Reading Wonderland

A Reading Wonderland

Join our Winter Reading Program - a great way to read away those winter blues. 

Get Crafty this Christmas!

Christmas Fairy Things to Make and DoDo you feel the need to decorate for Christmas with snowflake fairies or glittery star chains?

Holiday Programs for Children

cover of polar express bookThe Holidays are coming!  The Children's Department at the Urbana Free Library is offering several Holiday th

Pete the Cat is Way Cool

We see LOTS of great books come through the Children’s Department, but the Pete the Cat books are special.  Fun, jazzy stories, along with bright, colorful illustra

Fall into Reading with Pat Mora

Welcome to our new blog!  You can find an archive of previous blog entries here.  Just like before, we'll post announcements about upcoming and recent events, books we like so much we just have to tell you about, and more!  Speaking of recent events, earlier this month, children's book author Pat Mora visited the Children's Department.  She cam