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Last night several adorable stuffed animals spent the night alone in the library after being thoroughly read to, sung to, danced with, and tucked in by their families. As you can see, they all had a blast! Then, this morning, their families came in and were reunited with their "stuffies" during a special pancake breakfast. A "hidden" camera managed to catch some of the shenanigans after everyone went home last night. A good time was had by all! Lynn and Rachel
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