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Why All the Fuss?

Child reading to a miniature horseSo why all the fuss about summer reading?  In the Children's Department we start planning for summer reading back in January, thinking about the annual summer reading skit we bring to all of the schools in Urbana, ordering book prizes, creating programs, and the list goes on.  While summer reading at Read more about Why All the Fuss?

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


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