Slavic Story Time

Come and explore Slavic tradition with stories, songs and a craft. This program is presented by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the UIUC.

For families

Healthy Foods Story Time

Join us for a food-filled story time including making a fun, healthy snack to enjoy.
For children and their caregivers.

Prairie Breezes presents <i>Willie Was Different</i>

Enjoy a musical tale composed by Seymour Barab based on Norman Rockwell's story Willie Was Different, plus other musical treats performed by Mary Chapman (flute), Solomon Baer (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (piano), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Peppa Pig Story Time

Are you a Peppa Pig fan?! If so, come to this everything-Peppa-Pig story time! We will have stories, crafts, and even a snack modeled on our favorite pig!

Library Golf and Book Dominoes

Escape the heat and test your skills with some indoor mini golf using library books as part of the obstacles. Fun for the whole family! We will also break into teams to see who can make the biggest working book domino line. This is open to all elementary aged kids and their families. Just the thing for a hot day!

Bubble Blast

Let's make some bubbles! Meet us outside the Library to enjoy some sudsy fun. Be prepared to get soaked and soapy!

Outdoor Eclipse Party - on Cherry Alley

Come on outside to get a glimpse (with proper viewing glasses) of the solar eclipse. The maximum eclipse should be around 1:20 p.m.

Archives staff at Spurlock Time Machine: Illinois in 1867

The family friendly Spurlock Time Machine invites you to step back into historic Urbana from 1:00–3:30pm.What was Urbana like when the University was founded? Learn about life in central Illinois with activities and resources from the University Archives, the Champaign County Historical Archives, the University of Illinois Press, and other local partners.