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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Enjoy the student artwork from Hua Nian Art Studio on display December 21 to January 15.

For more information, visit huanianartstudio.com
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Are you afraid you won’t last until midnight to welcome the New Year? Come celebrate with us! We will count down to noon and ring in the New Year with stories, food, and fun.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:15 PM

Title
Date
Friday, January 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Friday Play Group is open to parents and child.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.


Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description


Did you know that you could download and read free eBooks with your Urbana Free Library card? Many popular titles are available including bestsellers, award winners, and many eBooks for children and teens.

Stop by the round table near the library cafe to meet with staff who can help you try out our eBook services. Bring your own device and we’ll help you get started.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2- 4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Have fun with rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join Sam Araya from the Community Center for the Arts for a morning of
singing, moving, and listening to songs about animals.

For children ages 2-4 with a caregiver
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:45 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
At this monthly drop-in program for all ages, you can choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Terra Mystica.

We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
We are going to Lebanon! Through activities, music, and stories, we will explore the Middle East with Angela Williams of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.

Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2 - 4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Let's make music! Join us for a fun, free music class with the folks of the Champaign School of Music.

For children ages 1 - 5 (with a caregiver).
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:45 AM

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:15 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you always wanted to try a family sewing project? We'll help you with ideas and advice - and a small project you can get started on.

For children and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

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Paws to Read-to-Me is for children who have not yet learned to read and are being read to. Complete the activities on your reading "paws-port" to earn free books.

Win prizes just for reading!


To create a reading "paws-port":
  • Click on the Sign Me Up (above) and fill in all the required fields.
  • Click on Add/View Log to record your reading progress and more.

    For information about Paws to Read-to-Me, click HERE

    Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069

    For dates and times of library programs and events, check the
    Calendar of Events list on the left or visit the library’s e-calendar at urbanafreelibrary.org.

    Book prizes for the Summer Reading Program are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.