Teen Services Blog

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give cover artWell, I think I may have just read one of the best books written. Best DEBUTS written. Angie Thomas is a born master at what she does, and this book is so timely I can’t even. I actually. Can’t. Even.

Teen Tech Week 2017!

Teen Tech Week 2017!

Join Teen Librarians and FabLab staff during the Teen Open Lab March 7, 8, and 9 for Teen Tech Week (and to celebrate 4 years of the Teen Open Lab!)


Tuesday, March 7, 3:00pm-5:30pm in the Teen Open Lab in the Lewis Auditorium

 MakeyMakey Cardboard Arcade

2017 So Far (in books)

Not sure what to read next?  These new books just came out this year.

Cover for Exo

Beware the Papercuts

Manga + Origami = Awesomesauce. (Do people still say awesomesauce? If not, then I said that ironically.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day @ SWE UIUC

Curious about engineering?

All high school girls are invited to join the University of Illinois Society of Women Engineers for IGED 2017!

There will be speakers, innovative activites, and an interactive design challenge. The event will be held Saturday, February 18th from 10am-3pm at

the Materials Science and Engineering Building 1304 W Green Street, Urbana, Il 61801. The cost is $5, but that covers lunch and a t-shirt!

Register by Feb 9th on the SWE UIUC Website.

Bigger on the Inside!

Whether you’re a seasoned Whovian or new to this whole wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff, The Urbana Free Library has some *amazing*

The Library Challenges You!

Winter Reading rules Lots of people create New Year's Resolutions in January.  And, I know you'll be shocked, but we suggest you think about taking part in the Library's Winter Reading Challenge as part of your resolution.  It started on December 21st and a couple people have already finished it!  It lasts until February 28