The Urbana Free Library Foundation

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The Urbana Free Library Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Following the completion of a successful capital campaign and expansion of the Library in 2005, the Foundation continues to advocate and promote support of the Library to benefit the community, meet the emerging needs of library users, and plan for future expansion.

Because of the high level of support that we have seen for the Library from the Urbana community in providing outstanding facilities and excellent patron services, we continually look to keep our Foundation Board a reflection of the citizens of Urbana.  Please let us know if you have an interest in participating with us as a Board member (Foundation Board Information Packet and Foundation Bylaws). 

Thank you to our FY2018 & FY2019 Donors!

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Going strong for 145 years -- with your support!

The Urbana Free Library Foundation is launching their 2019-2020 Annual Campaign on Friday, November 8.  Please check back to learn more!

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The Urbana Free Library Foundation President Ruth Wyman talking about the 2018 annual campaign.

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Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community members, representatives of the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of The Urbana Free Library, the City of Urbana, and the Library Administration.

Ruth Wyman
Vice President
Mark Netter
Karla Möller
E. Barbara Meyer
Courtney Becks
Patricia Dessen
Mary Ellen Dorner
Barbara Gillespie
Mike Monson          
John Palen
Sharon Scott
Ex Officio
Celeste Choate
Vince Gustafson
Chris Scherer
Wayne Weidner

Foundation Projects

With your support the Foundation has been able to provide the following enhancements, which were outside of the Library’s budget:


History of the 2005 Expansion