Event Calendar

Stomping Out Hunger Run

From 10:00AM to 12:00PM

All ages. Walk, run or roll with us as we strive to end hunger in our community. To raise awareness about food insecurity and hunger in the CU Community. Bring food items or monetary contributions to donate to families in need in C-U.


Where: Douglass Fitness Park Trail, Champaign


Cost: Suggested $5 donation or food items


Call: 217-398-2573

Spinners and Weavers Day

From 10:00AM to 4:00PM

What: Watch demonstrations of spinning wool and other fine fibers, weaving, and other fiber arts in the air-conditioned Gannett Education Center.


Where: Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville


Cost: Free


Call: 217-662-2142

Model Rocket Launch

From 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. In case of questionable weather, call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 AM for status of the launch.


Location: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.


Admission: Free


Call: 217-840-1678

Courthouse Rocks

From 6:00PM to 11:00PM

Features include a live performance from Bad Medicine, car show up and show off, human foosball tournament, a variety of vendors on Main Street, and an outdoor beer garden by Monarch Brewing Company. The Movie "Sing" will be shown on the big screen for free, beginning at sunset in Monticello.

Sparks In The Park In Tuscola

Come out to Erwin Park in Tuscola on on July 8th for fun and food.

2017 Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

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This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes just for reading!  Read books of your choice (including eBooks and audiobooks), and attend fun programs. Get ready for Reading by Design!  2017 Summer Reading Program Information Brochure (Printable PDF)

For Children

  •     For children birth through those entering grade 6 – both readers and listeners.
  •     Each time you read at least 15 minutes, mark your reading log.
  •     Bring your completed log to the Library to receive a free book plus coupons for local businesses.
  •     For each additional log you complete, you will receive another free book!
  •     Parents and caregivers who read to a child registered in the program receive a free book.

For Teens

  •     For teens who have completed grades 6 through 12.
  •     Select books of your choice and keep track of the number of pages read.
  •     Every time you read 1,000 pages, come to the Library to pick out a free book from our selection of new books.
  •     Reading also enters you in a weekly raffle to win a complete book series.

For Adults

  •     For adults who love to read. Why let kids have all the fun?
  •     Read books of your choice and record your reading progress.
  •     After you read 4 books, stop by the Library to select a free book from our selection of popular books.
  •     Keep reading!  For each additional four books you complete, you will receive another free book!

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.