The Urbana Free Library...The Next Chapter

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a Strategic Plan for Services, which offers an opportunity for the library to grow and remain relevant for current and future generations. 

With an updated mission that defines the library as “a welcoming place with space, collections, technology, and staff dedicated to fostering literacy and a strong community,” there is a wide array of opportunities in the strategic plan to engage and excite the community.

 Such initiatives may include:

  • Increased seating areas for reading and connecting to WiFi
  • Spaces for patrons to collaborate, create, and share content
  • New and popular materials in various formats
  • DVDs and other media on public browsing shelves
  • More circulating eReaders and eBooks
  • Programs for children and their parents that promote literacy
  • Laptops available to parents for use in Children's Services
  • Self-checkout stations for borrowing library materials

What happens next?  We’re just at the beginning, but as transitions occur we will post information on this site—so keep checking back.