Building Program

The Urbana Free Library is creating a Building Program to assess its current and future space needs. The plan will set 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 revieved

June - Mid July


First draft created




First draft released for Community Input

Check back for a link to view the draft.


Late July
Community Focus Groups

Check back for a link to register for a Focus Groups.




Library Foundation Focus Group

August or September


Final draft created



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