Children's Services Blog

Check out eBooks!

Did you know that you can borrow adult and children’s eBooks from the Urbana Free Library by downloading them from our website with your Urbana Free library card? It is easy and free and you get the item(s) for 2 weeks. It expires automatically, so there are never any overdue fees. We are trying to promote this great service with sliders in the Juvenile and First Chapter bookshelves to show you which titles we have bought e-copies of that are JUST for use of our patrons (there are many other titles available, just browse the site).

Mother's Day

Cover of "Mother's Day" book by RockwellIsn't it great that we have a day to celebrate all our wonderful mothers? The second Sunday in May is always just for them.

Springing Alive with the Arts

father reading with sonWith the Boneyard Arts Festival this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to share pictures of all of the fun we've had at our programs this winter/spring.  From music concerts to dance lessons, and parties with princesses and wolves, we've had a great time reading, building, singing and dancing

Elaine's Spring Bookshelf

I've read some interesting books recently I wanted to share.

Dance With Me

cover of "Josephine" book by Patricia Hruby PowellCome dance the Charleston with dancer/author Patricia Hruby Powell.

What to Do When Your Whole World Crumbles...

“If I were a publisher, I would immediately initiate a series of books for kids who have to cope with the death of their mother or father” (151-52).