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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois & Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join Sam Araya from the Community Center for the Arts for music activities and folk songs from around the world. Sing songs you already know and learn new songs while moving and interacting together.

For children birth to age 5 with their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Come to the library and dance in your pj's with Miss Lora.

For children ages 2 and up
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your book and a blanket and join us for one of life’s best and simplest pleasures — reading! After we’ve had a chance to read quietly for 45 minutes or so, there will be lemonade and cookies, and an opportunity to socialize with friends. All ages welcome!

With special thanks to the Urbana Park District - 22 parks, recreation programs, and more for Urbana!


Carle Park in Urbana
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, June 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join Anine Singh and her students as they present dances about Hindu gods and goddesses, using the dance form Bharata Natyam. This classical dance originated in south India and uses graceful steps and hand mudras for storytelling.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come meet Star, Rascal, and Faith - miniature horses who love to listen to good books. Children are invited to practice their reading skills when Deb Murphy brings her miniature horses to the Library for a visit. Neigh!


For children in elementary school.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. 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 deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. 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

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join us for Brazilian and Portuguese storytelling, music, and craft activities. This program is in cooperation with the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Today is Flag Day! Join us for stories, songs and a craft about our American flag!
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come create your own superhero and "film" a short story featuring them using stop-motion photographs. You can bring your own action figure or choose from one we will provide.

For children in grades 2 to 6.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come on in with the whole family and learn how to tie some knots. We'll learn the bowline, the sheepshank, the square knot, and more.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Library Staff at UPD Strawberry Jam - Meadowbrook Park
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Feeling creative? Come to the Library for our all day, drop-in craft extravaganza!

For children and their families.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Let your summer go to the dogs! Join furry, four-footed friends from the local pet therapy group Canine Connection for reading practice and then make a fun dog craft to take home.

For children in elementary school.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Hiss! Come learn about snakes and turtles (and touch them) when the Anita Purves Nature Center comes for a visit.

For children age 3 years and up and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois & Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Library Staff at Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day at King Park
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate.

For children and families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

The Urbana Free Library
Summer Reading Program

This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes just for reading!

  • For children birth through grade 5--those being read to and those who read on their own.

  • Each time you read at least 15 minutes, color in a square on your reading log.

  • Bring your completed log to the Library to receive a free book or other goodies.

  • For each additional log you complete, you will receive more prizes!

Print a PDF Copy of Reading Log


Dates to Remember

May 19 • Summer Reading Program Kick-off @ Teen Open Lab

May 21 • First day to register

May 21 – August 31 • Log your reading progress

May 21, 3:00 PM • Summer Reading Kick-off Party

May 28 • First day to pick up prizes


To sign up, click on the Sign Me Up button (above) and fill in all the required fields.

For information about Read for the Win!, visit the Library's website. Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.

Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library