Earn prizes for reading (and reap all of the other benefits) by participating in one of our reading programs! Whether you're starting your newborn on the 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten program or looking for a way to stay committed to reading over the summer, we've got a program for you.


Summer Reading

Our all-ages Summer Reading program is a hit during the hottest months of the year! Read to earn prizes provided by the Friends of the Library.

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150th Anniversary Reading Challenge

The Urbana Free Library is turning 150! To celebrate, see how much you can read during our year-long anniversary. Meet reading goals and earn prizes generously provided by The Urbana Free Library Foundation. Any reading you do for this year's summer or winter reading will count for this reading challenge too!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a year-round reading program for children from birth to 5 years.  It is a fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.