Event Calendar

August 19, 2017


Paper Shredding Event with Senator Scott Bennett

From 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett are offering a paper shredding event for Urbana-Champaign residents. Shred your outdated documents, such as bank statements or pay stubs.  Have you stockpiled old batteries or empty inkjet cartridges? You can bring these and the other items listed below to our Mini Recycling Fair, going on at the same time as the shredding.

Taste of Champaign-Urbana

THE PREMIERE EVENT OF THE SUMMER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! THE TASTE OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA WILL FEATURE FOOD FROM SOME OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA’S BEST RESTAURANTS. COME OUT TO DISCOVER NEW FOOD WHILE ENJOYING HIGH-QUALITY MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH A FROSTY BEER IN HAND. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE BANDS WE’RE BRINGING THIS YEAR – THEY’LL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE LIST OF ENTERTAINMENT ON OUR WEBSITE IN JULY. TASTE OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA WILL SATISFY ALL MUSICAL TASTES! BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT THE HUGE ASSORTMENT OF ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS, ENJOY PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND RUN IN THE 5TH ANNUAL PIE RUN.  CASH & CREDIT ACCEPTED FOR PURCHASING TASTE TICKETS NEEDED FOR FOOD, ALCOHOL, AND SOME ACTIVITIES. ARTS & CRAFTS MAY BE PURCHASED USING CASH, CHECKS, OR CREDIT AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ARTIST.

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.