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Brrr! Fall is in the air. Come inside and warm up with the Urbana Free Library Children's Department's many great, upcoming programs. Read more about "Fall" in to the Library for Fun Children's Programs
Recently, the librarians of Children’s Services assessed our children’s magazine collection. Many of the titles were underused, which led us to evaluate what magazines to keep, for cost and space savings. Read more about And the Winners are....
The things you see in the children's department!! I saw this over in the play area today and had to share. Thanks to a patron we have a Tonka excavator and large truck that they donated. Bring your young truck-o-philes in soon to play with them. --Rachel V. Read more about T-rex on Excavator - your nightmare come to life!
We have some replacements for our ever popular and well loved play food in the baby play area! Come enjoy a pretend sandwich. We have had some dads show an admirable level of gusto enjoying the food their toddlers have prepared for them. A mom the other day expressed some surprise that a tea cup of pretend lemonade was $100 according to her business minded young daughter. Inflation. Read more about Architects young and old at the Library
We've had such a great time this summer celebrating reading - "Have Book, Will Travel." We've made our own rope, visited outer space, and listened with rapt attention to young performers during the Bow-Dacious String Band concert. Summer reading continues through the end of August, with the readers' raffle drawing on Friday, August 30. (Remember - Thursday, August 29th is the last day to enter your books to be eligible for the raffle!) Check out our photo gallery from the past month. What have you been doing? We'd love to hear from you. -Elaine B. Read more about Summer Reading is Cool
If there are some long car trips in your near future don’t forget to stock up on some of your library’s great selection of books on CD. This can be a great way for the whole family to pass the time, share a great book and reduce the amount of bickering time for kids trapped in the car. Read more about Summer (listening) reading
We have some great books and collection of local coupons for readers who have completed their initial goal (10 books) in the Summer Reading Program. After they’ve collected their main prize, readers should KEEP READING! For every 5 more books they read and enter in their online book log they will automatically be entered in a raffle to possibly win one of these other great prizes.
Last week, young patrons greeted some very unusual visitors to the library - miniature horses! Star, Rascal, Faith and Linzee arrived in Deb Murphy's trailer. They jumped out of the trailer and readied themselves for their special mission - to listen to children read. Afterwards, children had the opportunity to write a letter or color a picture for the horses. We look forward to their next visit! -Elaine B. Read more about Hoofing it for Reading