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Urbana's young artists!

Hurry to the library to see the GREAT artwork on display from local grade school art classes. A wide variety of ages and subjects makes for great viewing and perhaps you can take a picture of your proud young Picasso or O'Keeffe next to their masterpiece. Art is displayed until April 14th. Also remember we have a large variety of art books in the children's department about everything from art appreciation to drawing and painting for all age levels. Just ask at the Children's Question Desk and we will be happy to show them to  you. Read more about Urbana's young artists!

Poetry Month

Poetry is food for the soul! Simple rhymes such as Mother Goose introduce early literacy to our youngest; epic poems like the Iliad and Odyssey bring us tales of heroic adventures; and modern poems explore an unending range of topics and poetic forms … All in all, every poem entertains us with literature in its most graceful style. Read more about Poetry Month

Guess whose birthday it is today? The Girl Scouts!

On this date in 1912, Juliette Low registered 18 girls as the first official Girl Scouts.  That makes Girl Scouts 103 years old!  From those humble beginnings Girls Scouts have grown into an organization of 2.8 million members in the world today.  Girls Scouts is all about discovering fun, friendship and the power of girls together.

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