Children's Services Blog

On the Road Again

graphic of Read for the Win Summer Reading Program On the anniversary of Lewis and Clark's famous journey west of the Mississippi in 1804,  Children's Services staff will once again embark on their journey to Urbana School District's Elementary schools to spread the word about t

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.