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Parents & Teachers

Services

We love working with parents and teachers!

  • Teacher Holds Service.  We will select materials and have them waiting for you!  How do you start?  Just complete our Online Teacher Request Form or print the PDF version.
  • Classroom and school visits: booktalking, storytelling, content area connections, family nights and more.
  • Tours and special events.
  • Display space for artwork and other school projects.
  • Kits for your classroom:  Choose from Hands-on Literacy and Math Kits, Exploration Kits, and Field Trip Backpacks.
  • Extended check-out for extended units in your classroom.
  • Novelist K-8 for read-alikes, books by reading level, and your next read-aloud. Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Streaming music recordings, scores and dance footage with Alexander Street Music.
  • Digital downloads for Ebooks and Audiobooks.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Students online: reading practice through Tumblebooks and language learning with Muzzy.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Questions?  Email us at childrens@urbanafree.org or call  217-367-4069.  We look forward to working with you!

Some of our favorite websites:

  • Exploratorium - explores the world through art, science and human perception.
  • Museums at the Crossroads - A guide to museums in Champaign County.
  • Netsmartz - A guide to internet safety for your family, developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Parenting 24/7 - Support for parenting and family life from The University of Illinois Extension.
  • Reading Rockets - Tips and tools for reading at home and in the classroom
  • Schools Online - Science lessons from the University of Illinois Extension.

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