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Fiction Finders

Image of Fiction Finders spine labelHow do you decide what to read? Let me introduce you to an old-school but excellent technique—using books to discover books.

Urbana-Champaign Reads

September 8th is International Literacy Day. First celebrated in 1966, this annual day of action highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

Senior Citizens reading to children at Garden Hills Elementary School, Champaign, IL

Camera Crew from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh focuses on Garden Hills Elementary School Reading Club, April 5, 1986

Thank You to Our 2015 Summer Reading Program Sponsors

The Urbana Free Library would like to extend a special "thank you" to the businesses and organizations who generously supported the 2015 Summer Reading Program! 

 

Book Spine Poetry

Yesterday, a group of students grades three to six gathered during the library's Write On!  creative writing workshop.  One of the activities was to create poetry from book spines.  Here are the amazing results!  (And if a title sounds interesting, you are in luck - all of the titles are available for check-out.  Just visit our online catalog.)  Enjoy!  -Elaine

 

NoveList Plus: Fiction, Nonfiction AND Audiobooks!

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Many of you are already familiar with our readers’ database NoveList Plus, which provides recommendations, summaries, read-alikes, series and other useful information about thousands of fiction and nonfiction print titles.

NoveList Plus has just enhanced its offerings and has added recommendations for more than 30,000 audiobooks--both fiction and nonfiction.

Springing Alive with the Arts

father reading with sonWith the Boneyard Arts Festival this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to share pictures of all of the fun we've had at our programs this winter/spring.  From music concerts to dance lessons, and parties with princesses and wolves, we've had a great time reading, building, singing and dancing