The Library Challenges You!

Winter Reading rules Lots of people create New Year's Resolutions in January.  And, I know you'll be shocked, but we suggest you think about taking part in the Library's Winter Reading Challenge as part of your resolution.  It started on December 21st and a couple people have already finished it!  It lasts until February 28 Read more about The Library Challenges You!

Champaign County Winter Wonderland

Stop by the Champaign County Historical Archives (on the second floor of The UFL) and view our new exhibit, “Champaign County Winter Wonderland.” We have winter themed photographs and newspaper advertisements from 1890-1980, World War I correspondence from Army nurse Nettie Irle Mills describing Christmas in a French Red Cross facility, and other artifacts from our Local History and Genealogy collections.  

Kids building snow fort.

Kids building snow fort, 1985. 


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Winter is Coming

Champaign County residents at the turn of the twentieth century knew how to travel
through the Midwest snow and ice in style. Pictured here is a horse-drawn sleigh
outside of the William Redhed residence in Tolono, circa 1890. 

Source: "William Redhed House, Tolono, and unidentified women in a horse-drawn

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