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Every spring, The Urbana Free Library transforms into a fairy tale castle for the Fairy Tale Ball! Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to an evening of stories, crafts, games, and entertainment. Don your shiny suit of armor or sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy-tale character, and join us for an evening of fantasy and frivolity.

This program is generously sponsored by Fred Schlipf and Diane Hillard.

Event Details

   When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., April 19, 2024

   Where: The Urbana Free Library

   Age Group: Preschoolers, elementary schoolers, their families and caregivers.

   Dress: Dress your fairy-tale best!

   Registration: Registration is not required, please drop in!

Schedule of Activities

Royal Entertainment

English Country Dancers
Lewis Auditorium, Ground Floor
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Learn a country jig.

Dulcimer and Friends
Newspaper Room, First Floor
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Listen to some magical music.

Bippity Bobbity Bubbles
Cherry Alley
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Catch magical bubbles!

Puppet Show
Second Floor
5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
Catch one of two showings!

Robin Hood School of Archery
Busey-Mills Reading Room, First Floor
All Evening
Can you hit the bullseye?

Mad Hatter Tea Party
MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, First Floor
All Evening
You’re cordially invited to a sensory
tea party.

Joe Reichlin - Juggler, Storyteller, and Singer
All Evening
Spot Joe! He’ll be singing and juggling all
over the ball!













Craft - Dancing Princess Ball Gowns
Children’s Area, Ground Floor
Design your princess’s ball gown.

Build your Fantasy Castle
Children’s Area, Ground Floor
Use blocks to construct the castle of your dreams.

One, Two, Three: Color Me Dragon
Children’s Area, Ground Floor
Can you follow the code and help color the giant dragon?

Wish Upon a Star
Children’s Area, Ground Floor
Make a wish in our wishing well.

Fairy Tale Mad Lib
Children’s Area, Ground Floor
Create your own zany fairy tale.

Balloon Flight
Megan’s Room, Ground Floor
Keep the balloons floating.

Once Upon a Quiet Time Room
Satterthwaite Conference Room, Ground Floor
Take a pause from the medieval mayhem.

Witch’s Wood Maze
Fiction Area, First Floor
Over the shelves and through the stacks, to the Library you go!

Magical Moments Photos
First Floor
Capture the magic of the evening with a photo.

Craft – Create Your Own Coat of Arms
Archives, Second Floor
Lion, dragon, phoenix. What goes on your family shield?