The Urbana Free Library is creating a Building Program to assess its current and future space needs. The plan will set the direction for the Library when it is ready to renovate or expand the building at a future date. This activity falls under the Strategic Plan Pillar Enhance, Goal 1: We steward our physical and financial resources to allow for growth and sustainability.

Below is an outline of our process and ways for the community to provide input.  Please check back often as we’ll add updates and adjust our process as it unfolds.


What When
The Urbana Free Library Board accepts Fred Schlipf’s Gift of Service to create a Building Program

November Board Meeting


Building Program process and overview presented at Staff Day



Staff Planning Sessions May-June
Board Planning Session June Library Board Meeting
Friends of the Urbana Free Library Planning Session June Friends Board Meeting
Community Feedback received and reviewed

June - Mid July; August

First draft created




Building Feedback Meetings

Click on a meeting below to register for a Building Feedback Meeting.

9/20 Performers & Frequent Library Meeting Room Users

9/21 Community Groups

9/27 Teens

9/28 Businesses and Workers/ College Students

9/29 Parents/Teachers/Guardians

10/4 Open to Everyone

September 20- October 4

Library Foundation Focus Group

October or November

Building Program draft released

Check back for a link to view the draft.


Building Program finalized


Building Program Documents Presented for Board Review

November Library Board Meeting

Board Approves Program Documents

Check back for a link to view the program.

November Library Board Meeting