Teen Services Blog

Spotlight on Manga: Bunny Drop by Yumi Unita

After his grandfather dies, thirty-year-old Daikichi accidentally adopts his grandfather's young daughter, Rin, when he finds out that his relatives are planning to put the girl in

Summer Fun @ the Library

Summer is officially here (as of June 21st)! Escape the heat by visiting your local library and attend some of our fun July teen programs!

Have Book--Will Travel!

It’s that time of year again—school’s almost out for the summer!

Art Day!

Join us Monday, May 20th, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for Art Day! This month, we'll be practicing the art of paper marbling.

Paper marbling is a technique that originated in Asia with Suminagashi, which means "floating ink" in Japanese. The process involves painting on thickened water with many colors, brushing the paint to create designs, and dipping paper in the water in order to transfer the paint to the finished product.

Plan for a fun time outside the library, or in the Lewis Auditorium in case of rain. We hope to see you there!


Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Prince Rufus is dead.  The Royal Family says it was a simple hunting accident but all the evidence points to murder

May is Get Caught Reading Month!

To celebrate national Get Caught Reading month, The Urbana Free Library is challenging teens to get caught reading. . . in the library!

The rules are simple: every time teens are caught reading (in the library) in May, they earn a raffle ticket for a weekly prize drawing. There's no limit to the number of tickets you can earn, so get busy reading!