Children's Services Blog

May Is Still Picture Book Month!

I hope you and your little reader have embraced May as Picture Book Month and spent the first week reading tons of great pict

It's a Home Run!

Front Cover of the Book, " Home Run : the Story of Babe Ruth" by Robert BurleighGoing, going, gone! It's a home run! Today is the 101st anniversary of Babe Ruth's very first home run on May 6, 1915. Today marks the first of his 714 home runs he hit.

Tragic News in Beginning Readers!

My Friend is Sad book cover by Mo WillemsIf you are a fan of Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie books, I hope you are sitting down for this and have a tis

May is Picture Book Month!!

In light of the great number of amazing picture books that I've seen in the last few weeks, I have unofficially dubbed May to be Picture Bo

Ode to the Power of Poems!

cover of Out of This World by Amy Sklansky Pre-service teachers with Millikin University just completed their five-week course at the Library this week.

Celebrating Children's Authors

Cover of the book, "Saint George and the Dragon" by Trina Schart HymanThis weekend is the birthday of great children's authors. Friday is the birthday of Trina Schart Hyman.

Battle of the Books

It’s Battle of the Books week in Urbana! All school year, diligent readers from three Urbana Schools have read books from a list of 28 books to prepare to answer questions about the books. This week, spirited book battles took place to pick a representative team from Leal, Wiley, and Yankee Ridge Schools to move on to the Urbana District competition scheduled for Friday.

School Champions moving on to the final Battle:

 Leal School: “The Team 3 Files: The 100 – Year Old Winning Streak”

Wiley School: “The Reading Rangers”