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The Illustrative Life of Caldecott, 173 Year Later

Cover of a journal Caldecott illustratedEvery year we eagerly await the release of award-winning books to add to The Urbana Free Library’s growing collection. Now, there are certain awards that we always honored here at the library, but one of the most prestigious is the Caldecott award given to the best illustrated children’s book. Read more about The Illustrative Life of Caldecott, 173 Year Later

Remembering Our History and Honoring this Author’s 103rd Birthday

A cover of one of many of Jean fritz's many historical worksNovember is a month of history, so this November we are honoring what would be the 103rd birthday of Jean Fritz. She is an author of historical books for children, specifically about those people who played an interesting role at one time in our nation’s history. Read more about Remembering Our History and Honoring this Author’s 103rd Birthday