Children's Services Blog

Winter Reading Program

It is a great time of year to cuddle up with some good books! Join the Winter Reading Program by tracking your minutes and filling out a square of a form for each minute read. It can be library books, books from home, even books friends loan you! Once the form is filled, it reveals a picture and you can turn it in to select a free book to keep! Pick up the form from the Children's Question Desk and return it there as well, when you are done. The program runs from now until March 21, 2014. Stop by today for the form and get reading!

An Oldie But a Goodie!

It’s a tried and true story:  Lovely Princess is captured by Terrible Beast and Handsome Prince must fight Terrible Beast in order to free Lovely Princess.

First Chapter Books Bonanza

cover of "Dinosaur Cove : Swimming with the Plesiosaur" bookMagic Tree House, Rainbow Magic Fairies, Franny K. Stein, Junie B. Jones, Flat Stanley, and Geronimo Stilton probably sound familiar to you. These are all very popular First Chapter Book Series that we have here at the Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

Elaine's Favorite Books for Giving this Year

What book do you give a child this season?  I'm getting ready to package some for mailing.  Here are some of my favorite titles for gifting.  -Elaine B.

Ho, Ho, Holiday Programs

Cover Image of "Christmas Tree" Book by MinorCome join in the Holiday spirit at the Urbana Free Library Children's Department.

Furry Friends stay overnight at the Library!

Last night several adorable stuffed animals spent the night alone in the library after being thoroughly read to, sung to, danced with, and tucked in by their families. As you can see, they all had a blast! Then, this morning, their families came in and were reunited with their "stuffies" during a special pancake breakfast. A "hidden" camera managed to catch some of the shenanigans after everyone went home last night. A good time was had by all! Lynn and Rachel



I'm a Frog...What Are You?

If you haven't noticed yet, there is a new Elephant and Piggie book available by Mo Willems!