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Hello again. A lot has happened since we last conversed. And maybe I'm moping a little, because I, Furball the Hamster, was supposed to be the main event this summer. (At least that's what it says in my contract.) But the people-types around here have brought in a host of other animals for the Summer Reading Program. (By the way, it's not too late to sign-up and log your books by August 31!) Read more about This Place is for the Birds!
More live animals are coming to the Urbana Free Library Children's Department in July. (In June, we hosted dogs and miniature horses plus Furball, our summer hamster friend.) Now, in July, there will be birds, snakes, and turtles. Read more about Animals at the Library
Animal themed programs abound this June in Children's Services of the Urbana Free Library. Our Summer Reading Program theme is Paws to Read, so we are offering many exciting animal themed programs this summer. Read more about Animal Programs = Summer Fun
Brrr! Fall is in the air. Come inside and warm up with the Urbana Free Library Children's Department's many great, upcoming programs. Read more about "Fall" in to the Library for Fun Children's Programs
It is almost that time of the year when we say "Thank you!" to all of the volunteers who have shared their time and talent with the library. Today I want to give a special "Thank you" to four very special volunteers who helped at the library this week: Daisy, Kallie, Mocha, and Sam. Yes, these four fabulous volunteers are DOGS! These canines are paw-sitively fabulous story listeners who have been specially trained with their owners to work with people, in settings like schools, hospitals and libraries. Thank you also to handlers Tracy and Bill Jobe (Kallie and Mocha), Sandra Little (D Read more about Raise Your Paws for Books!