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So 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?
It's Summer Reading Program time at the Urbana Free Library! We have programs for children, teens, and adults. The children's summer reading program is for children from birth through grade 5. Read more about Summer Reading Program is Here!
In honor of the 96th annual national Children's Book Week (May 4-10), the Children's Department has free giveaways for you -- lots of book posters and some other fun stuff. The posters are great for decorating a classroom or bedroom wall. Read more about Free Giveaways to Celebrate National Children's Book Week!
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 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