We love working with parents and teachers!

  • Books and More! Bundles Service:  Complete the Books and More! Bundles Form or send in the PDF version and have Library staff select items for your class or your family.  You can retrieve your bundle within a week at the Circulation Desk once you are notified that the items are ready for pickup, or you can schedule contactless Curbside Pickup by calling 217-367-4057. Please bring a photo ID or library card. Teachers can have materials delivered to their USD #116 school whenever school is in session.
  • Classroom and school visits:  Booktalking, storytelling, content area connections, family nights and more.
  • Tours and special events:  Just give us a call (217-367-4069) or email us to schedule (childrens@urbanafree.org).
  • Display space:  Artwork, personal collections, and other school projects.
  • Kits for your classroom:  To get started, have a look at our Hands-on Literacy and Math Kits and Exploration Kits.
  • Novelist K-8:  Read-alikes, books by reading level, and your next read-aloud.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Digital downloads:  Ebooks and eAudiobooks.  Available with a Library card.
  • Students online:  Reading practice through Tumblebooks.  Available in the Library or at home with a Library card.
  • Questions?  Email us at childrens@urbanafree.org or call  217-367-4069.  We look forward to working with you!