Children's Services Blog

Hey Dude!

Looking for a wholesome TV show for your middle schooler? One without innuendo, questionable behavior, and major attitudes?

Beautiful Pictures, Beautiful Books

Looking for a beautiful picture book to share with your little reader? You know the ones:  books with gorgeous covers and amazing colors.

Children's Literature Award Winners Announced!

cover of the book, "Finding Winnie :the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear" by Lindsay Mattick The winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book goes to Sophie Blackall for illustrating,

A Visit with Pens to Lens

Photograph of children working on a movie with Pens to LensIt's been a busy day here at the library!  I still have tunes going through my head from this morning's musical review of 1969.  Youth in the musical theater program with

Winter Reading Program!

Hot off the presses! Winter Reading Program has begun! Stop by the children's question desk to pick up a log or print one off from our website and start filling in squares for every 15 minutes you read of books, magazines or e-books. Beginning Feb. 1st and ending Feb. 29th you can turn in your completed log for a free book to keep and we just got a ton of great books to give out! This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a blanket, perhaps a pet or stuffed animal and a good book. Just ask any librarian if you need help finding that perfect book to get lost in.

Cats in Hats

Cover of Cats in Hats Dr.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Holiday Programs Galore

Cover of the Book, "Christmas Tree" by David Martin.Ho, Ho, Ho, Happy Holidays! The Urbana Free Library Children's Department is offering a plethora of Holiday programs in December. First up on Thursday, Dec.