Children's Services Blog

Young Authors at UFL!

Young Authors at UFL logoDo you like to write and draw?  We’ve got a great line-up of programs for you this fall.  Just follow the Young Authors @ UFL image to find them.  If you attend three or more of the programs marked with Young Authors @ UFL, you can even get a free book.  (J

Butterflies Galore!

Cover Page of the Book, "Becoming Butterflies" by Anne RockwellButterflies abound at the Urbana Free Library! Earlier this summer, a butterfly garden was created across the street from the Library.

Of Pizza and Pens

Pens to Lens movie poster of The Search for Pizza Have you seen the film The Search for Pizza?  If you haven’t seen it yet, you are in for a treat!  It was one of the films debuted at the

It's National Dog Day Today!

Cover page of the book, "A Lucky Author Has a Dog" by Mary Lyn RayToday with celebrate all kinds, sizes, shapes, breeds, and types of dogs because it's National Dog Day!  From sweet and cuddly to big and fiesty dogs, we love them all! More people in America have a dog for a pet (than any other animal).

Comic Con 2016!

For all our comic and graphic novel fans (which are MANY!) remember tomorrow is Comic Con '16 here at the library. There will be a medieval combat demonstaration outside in Cherry Alley, Fablab will be here to help you create things, a drawing contest and a Cosplay Parade for people who want to dress up. Nina Paley and and Damian Duffy will also present! Carol Tilley will discuss great women in comics. Then in the evening My Neighbor Totoro will play at 8:30 in the drive-through lot of Busey parking lot so bring your lawn chairs and bug spray for that!

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyI just got back from a blueberry picking weekend in Michigan and was reminded of one of my favorite books: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClo

Happy Birthday, Spiderman!

Cover Page of the Book, "Marvel Spiderman Character Encyclopedia" by DKHappy Birthday, Spiderman! Fifty four years ago today (August 1, 1962), Spiderman premiered in Marvel Comics. The ever popular Spiderman is widely available here in the Children's Department.