Children's Services Blog

Read to be Ready

Is your little reader going to be starting kindergarten this fall? What better way to prepare than by reading?!

Bring in those Winter Reading Sheets!

The end of February is fast approaching which means the end of the Winter Reading Program. If you haven't already turned in your sheet for a free book then stop by the question desk with your completed sheet to get a free book. We've had a great response this year and still have lots of great books to choose from.

My Fav!

I Had a Favorite Dress is a wonderful picture book about a young girl who is quite adaptable to life’s changes.

Klezmer Mania!

cover of Mendel's AccordionIn this community, we are blessed by a wealth of talented musicians and dancers.  This morning, families had the opportunity to clap and dance to the music of

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

cover page of the book, "All Aboard! A True Train Story" by Susan KuklinAll aboard! Calling all train enthusiasts! Come to the Urbana Free Library this weekend to see one of the best N-gauge railroad displays in the area.

O Snowy Day!

What better way to spend a snowy day than by snuggling up with your little one and reading picture books featuring other snowy days!

New Toys!

Little Tykes toy kitchen pictureWe just got some new toys for our younger patrons to play with at the library. We got a child sized kitchen set and Art Mart generously donated a smaller and very popular train table to us before their move to Champaign. We've also got some new wooden fruit and puzzles so come in and have some fun! --Rachel