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The Urbana Free Library Foundation

Foundation Board | Past Foundation Projects | History of the 2005 Expansion

The Urbana Free Library Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Following the completion of a successful capital campaign and expansion of the library in 2005, the Foundation continues to advocate and promote support of the library to benefit the community, meet the emerging needs of library users, and plan for future expansion.


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Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community members, representatives of the Friends of The Urbana Free Library, the library Board of Trustees, the library Administration, and the City of Urbana.

Larry Jobe

Vice President - Treasurer
M. Casey Diana

E. Barbara Meyer

Elizabeth Czys
Lee Malhado
Robert Switzer
Wayne Weidner

Ex Officio
Chris Scherer, Board of Trustees
Celeste Choate, Executive Director
E. Barbara Meyer, Friends of The Urbana Free Library
Mike Monson, City of Urbana


Past Foundation Projects

With your support the Foundation has been able to provide the following enhancements, which were outside of the library’s budget:

  • Music programs for children and adults
  • Upright piano for concerts in the Busey-Mills Reading Room
  • Outdoor sculptures
  • Cherry Alley arch
  • Outdoor benches and planters
  • Art @ Your Library
  • Flower boxes on the Race Street porch
  • Restoration of maps and drawings in the Champaign County Historical Archives


History of the 2005 Expansion

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