Parents & Teachers

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We love working with parents and teachers!

  • Teacher Holds Service:  Complete the Online Teacher Request Form or send in the PDF version and have Library staff select items for your class.  Your items can be delivered to your USD #116 school or held at the Library to be picked up at your convenience.
  • Classroom and school visits:  Booktalking, storytelling, content area connections, family nights and more.
  • Tours and special events:  Just give us a call (367-4069) or email us to schedule (childrens@urbanafree.org).
  • Display space:  Artwork and other school projects.
  • Kits for your classroom:  Choose from Hands-on Literacy and Math Kits, Exploration Kits, and Field Trip Backpacks.
  • Novelist K-8Read-alikes, books by reading level, and your next read-aloud.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Digital downloads:  Ebooks and eAudiobooks.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Students online:  Reading practice through Tumblebooks and language learning with Muzzy Online.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Questions?  Email us at childrens@urbanafree.org or call  217-367-4069.  We look forward to working with you!

Some of our favorite websites:

  • Exploratorium - Explores the world through art, science and human perception.
  • Museums at the Crossroads - A guide to museums in Champaign County.
  • Netsmartz - A guide to internet safety for your family, developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Parenting 24/7 - Support for parenting and family life from The University of Illinois Extension.
  • Reading Rockets - Tips and tools for reading at home and in the classroom
  • Schools Online - Science lessons from the University of Illinois Extension.