Children's Services Blog

Feasting on Books

cover of In the Midle of Fall by Kevin Henkes This morning I had the pleasure of opening Kevin Henkes' new book

Thanksgiving Cookie Feast tomorrow!

Tomorrow's Toddler Time (Wednesday, November 8) will be our 16th annual Cookie Feast! Around here when we count all the things we are thankful for, we never forget how thankful we are for COOKIES! So come on in tomorrow morning at 10 for stories, songs, a little cookie game, and (of course) cookies!

Kids learning new languages!

Remember that your library is way more than just books! Your Urbana Free Library card can give you access to all kinds of great things on our website including Tumblebooks, where kids can have a large variety of picture books read to them and Muzzy, an online language learning program created by the BBC.

Picture Book Celebration!

Picture Book Month Celebration This coming Wednesday, November 1 will usher in Picture Book Month.  Created by the late Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month celebrates picture books throughout the month of November.  Each day

Writing Radar

cover of Jack Gantos' book Writing Radar I’ve lo

Fall is in the Air

Cover of the book, "Full of Fall" by April Pulley SayreJoin us tomorrow,

Growing Readers One Book at a Time

photo of child having completed reading 800 books in 1000B4KThis fall is the second anniversary of the launch of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.