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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!


Looking for something new to read?

Check out these latest additions to the YA collection, shelved between the seating booths in the Teen Space section. They're brand new, so if they aren't available when you check the shelf, be sure to place a hold request through the online catalog!

Also, if you have any suggestions for books you'd like to see at the library, let us know!


It's National Library Week!

From April 14-20, 2013, stop by the library to celebrate National Library Week!

Not sure how to celebrate? Try one of these fun suggestions:


'Origin' by Jessica Khoury

Pia is perfect.  She knows this, not because her parents, aunts, and uncles tell her all the time (they do), but be

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

I've been hearing for months that I need to read a manga staring Madoka, so I

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

With Dauntless split, half allied with Erudite and the other half finding refuge where they can, Tris’ world is anyt