summer reading program

Of Numbers & Moments

child reading in playhouse From May through August, we celebrate summer reading all throughout the Library.  This summer the theme was Reading by Design – emphasizing the “doing” of reading – imagining, making, exploring.  We had a great summer!  In September, after a

Bye Bye Summer!

If you haven’t yet finished logging in your summer reading progress in our Summer Reading Program, time is almost up! Be sure to finish up and stop in for your prize. The last day to log your reading is tomorrow, August 31. See you soon!

On the Road Again

graphic of Read for the Win Summer Reading Program On the anniversary of Lewis and Clark's famous journey west of the Mississippi in 1804,  Children's Services staff will once again embark on their journey to Urbana School District's Elementary schools to spread the word about t

It's a Home Run!

Front Cover of the Book, " Home Run : the Story of Babe Ruth" by Robert BurleighGoing, going, gone! It's a home run! Today is the 101st anniversary of Babe Ruth's very first home run on May 6, 1915. Today marks the first of his 714 home runs he hit.

Why All the Fuss?

Child reading to a miniature horseSo why all the fuss about summer reading?  In the Children's Department we start planning for summer reading back in January, thinking about the annual summer reading skit we bring to all of the schools in Urbana, ordering book prizes, creating programs, and the list goes on.  While summer reading at

Read at the Market with The Urbana Free Library


This Place is for the Birds!

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!) 

Summer Reading Program is Still in Full Swing

Summer Reading Programs at the Urbana Free Library : May 31-August 31The Summer Reading Programs at the Urbana Free LIbrary are going great and continue through August 31. In the Children's Department, we have over 500 children signed up for the Summer Reading Program with many already claiming their prizes.