Teen Services Blog

Still Time to Join Summer Reading!

There's still plenty of time to sign up and read before Summer Reading ends on August 31st! 

How does it work?  Here are the rules for teens:

Fan Con '18: Celebrating Comics and Fandom Since 2016!

On Saturday, July 28th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop culture and geeky things you love.  At Fan Con '18, all fandoms are embraced, from dungeon crawling D&Ders to Death Note-loving otakus, from gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft™ or Super Smash Bros.™ to hardcore Supernatural fans who make memes for every situation.  Events for all ages and fandoms.  Full event list at h

Beauty, Lies, and Magic

The Belles cover artIn Orleans, beauty is power.  Cursed generations ago, the people of Orleans are born gray.  Because of this, they revere beauty and will pay exorbitant sums to the Belles:  girls born with a magical ability to temporarily change a p

Summer Reading has Started! Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Summer Reading logo: boy with direction signpostSummer reading has started!  This summer Reading Takes You Everywhere!  Win prizes for reading the books you were going to read anyway, and read more to win more!  Ebooks and audiobooks count!


The Girl from the Other Side

The Girl from the Other Side vol 1 cover artAn outsider's touch is a curse.  If one touches you (even a little), you become an outsider.  A hideous monster, doomed to live in the outside away from humankind.  To the humans (insiders) living in walled kingdoms, the outsiders ar

RWBY Manga!

RWBY Vol. 1

Teens, What Do You Want in Your Library?

The Library wants to hear from you!  Teen Open Lab is always busy, but maybe that's not your thing.  On Monday, April 23rd from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Library staff are holding a meeting (with food!) to hear your ideas about what else you want to do in the Library and how the Library can help you.  Join us in the Lewis Auditorium for a quick talk and bring your ideas!


Lauren C.

Resources for Teens

Urbana Free Library logoHave you looked at the For Teens section on the Library’s website lately? Did you know there was one? It can be found by hovering over the “Service Areas” menu on the Library’s home page and clicking “About” under the “Teens” heading.