Children's Services Blog

Last Full Week of Picture Book Month!

We're closing in on the final stretch of Picture Book Month, but there is totally time to participate!

Dyslexia Learning Kit

Did you see Lora Fegley, our Director of Adult and Youth Services, on WCIA yesterday talking about the many materials we have at the Library about Dyslexia? We posted the interview on our Facebook page, but I thought it would be a good time to highlight our Learning Kits which she mentioned in the interview.

Week Three of Picture Book Month!

It's week three of Picture Book Month, and I'm still going strong. I hope you and your little reader are, too!

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