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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.
Camera Crew from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh focuses on Garden Hills Elementary School Reading Club, April 5, 1986Read more about Urbana-Champaign Reads
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
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. Read more about NoveList Plus: Fiction, Nonfiction AND Audiobooks!
With 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 Read more about Springing Alive with the Arts