Kasia

Kasia

Summer reading starts today!

It's time for Summer Reading Programs for all ages at The Urbana Free Library! Starting today, you can sign up on the library website here to participate in our adult program. It's easy and fun! This year, win a prize for every four books you read and log between May 15th and August 31st. Summer can be hectic, so make sure to carve out some time for yourself to read for pleasure! Read more about Summer reading starts today!

The Girls of Summer

Books about young women are one of the big trends this summer, and we even had a display recently of novels with titles that included the word “girl” or “girls.” There were so many to choose from! Recently I read two new books in this category, both of which feature teenage girls seeking connection and friendship with other young women, only to find something more complicated, and maybe even sinister. Read more about The Girls of Summer

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of America's National Parks

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100 birthday this summer, on August 25th, and there have been several books published recently to mark the occasion. I wish I could take part in the celebration by visiting one of our 59 National Parks this year, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I can, however, get a taste of the beauty and power of the diverse American landscapes our National Parks encompass with a little armchair travel!  Read more about Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of America's National Parks