Category: Library News

The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile Makes a Stop at the Champaign Library this Saturday

The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will make a stop at the Champaign Public Library from 1-5 pm on Saturday, July 26.  The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile containing high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media devices for patrons to search and try out the library’s digital collections. …
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Library’s Music CD for Kids Receives Recognition

What I Like! A Kid’s Collection of Songs and Smiles, produced by the Champaign Public Library, was included in a list of” Best Music For Little Ones” compiled by School Library Journal. The list appears in the July 2014 issue. The CD includes original songs by David Howie and features library staff members and local musicians. It was…
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Library to Host Digital Bookmobile

The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other…
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Champaign Public Library Wins Prestigious National PR Award

The Champaign Public Library has won a 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” fundraising campaign. The honor includes a $10,000 cash award from the H. W. Wilson Foundation. Additional sponsors of the award are EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of…
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First Graders Visit the Library

We want all first graders to get a good start in reading, school, and library use. That’s why we bring first grade classes from Unit 4 and private schools to the library for a fun-filled visit, one school at a time. Book-related games and activities introduce students to the library’s wonderful collection of children’s materials….
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Homeschool Fair to Highlight Community Makerspaces

Parents who are homeschooling—or looking into the homeschool option—are invited to visit the free Homeschool Fair at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., on Saturday, April 19. It’s a chance to connect with supportive resources in the Champaign-Urbana community, see a 3D printer in action, and learn how makerspaces and high-tech tools are creating…
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Champaign Students Compete in Black History Month “Battle of the Books”

A total of 80 students from seven schools competed in Champaign Public Library’s 11th annual Battle of the Books on February 22, 2014. This team competition for grades 3 to 5 teaches students about black history while it promotes reading. For several weeks prior to the event, students study 25 books, both fiction and nonfiction,…
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New GED Online Practice Available for Free

The GED just became more challenging—and is now offered only online.  Students can prepare for the new exam using a free online GED test practice tool available through Champaign’s Public Library website. Library cardholders can access Peterson’s Prep for the GED® from any computer where two full-length practice tests are available in English and Spanish….
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