Donate to the Foundation’s Annual Campaign

The Urbana Free Library continues to grow and evolve with the help of its many supporters.  Your generosity makes a difference.  An example is the recent $25,000 updating of the library’s website,

The website has more dynamic content on the homepage, including featured book titles and continuous feeds from library events and department blogs.  It’s also responsive and automatically adjusts the display for mobile devices.

The website went live on October 29, and we’re proud!  We encourage you to give it a try.  Projects like this are what the Foundation is about:  improving your library experience and providing for amenities that reach beyond our strong city tax support.

The Urbana Free Library means a lot to our community.  It’s a downtown anchor that attracts 500,000 people through its doors each year.  Last year, they checked out 800,000 books, movies, and music; logged 112,000 computer sessions; and attended 800 programs.  It’s a place where parents take young children to check out their first books, where teenagers gather after school, and where residents relax with a cup of coffee and a magazine.

The Urbana Free Library Foundation is the bridge that helps transform a good library into a great one.  Please consider donating to our Annual Campaign.  You can donate online or print a PDF form and mail your donation.