Celebrating 140 Years: From the President of the Friends of The UFL

The Friends of the Urbana Free Library (FUFL) is a group of people who appreciate and volunteer to support the Library.  The group was established in 1975.  Funds raised through book sales and donations have been used for purchasing books and eBooks; funding youth reading programs; plantings in the gardens and flower boxes surrounding the library; purchasing the awnings for the Race Street porch; repairing children’s library play areas; and the annual funding of the Herbert Goldhor Award, which is issued to a University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science student planning a career in public libraries.  The Friends also enjoy gifting library patrons on holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween with selected book bundles made available at the circulation desk. 

Meetings are scheduled throughout the year and posted on the Library’s online calendar.  Newcomers who love the Library and who are enthusiastic about its future are always welcome. 

Membership enrollment forms are available through service desks at the Library and online.  The annual cost is $10.00 for each adult.  Junior membership (12 years and younger) is $1.00.   Members of the Friends receive admission to book sales on Friends Night, prior to access by the general public. 

The Friends congratulate The Urbana Free Library on its 140th birthday and look forward to its continued success.

Theryl Newland, President
Friends of the Urbana Free Library

Don't miss the Friends of The Urbana Free Library Spring Book Sale.  NEW DATES:  March 12-16, 2015