Children's programs

Children's programs

Year of the Rooster

Bob Gilbert with a Rooster, printed in the News-Gazette April 10, 1985

January 28th is Chinese New Year, and it's the Year of the Rooster! 


The first exciting news is that on Thursday, Elora Cork completed her first 100 books on her way to 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!  Elora received two special stickers and got her picture taken for our online gallery.  If you haven't registered yet, we would love to have you joi

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

On Wednesday, patrons of all ages had a great time creating optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera during "Not Your Ordinary Chalk Art!" in Cherry Alley.  The weather was perfect and the results amazing.  We thought we would share some highlights of the evening.  Enjoy!  -Elaine B.

Paper Palooza

Photograph of papermaking with Fresh Press. Great news.  For those of you who participated in Papermaking with Fresh Press during Spring Break, the paper has been dried and is ready for pick-up at the Children's Question

Princesses Here and There

book cover The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be Everything is going to the Princesses here at The Urbana Free Library.  At least for tomorrow afternoon, March 26 at 2 p.m.  Princesses from near and far are invited to join us for stories, songs, crafts and treats.