Category: Library News

Champaign Public Library Nanette Donohue to Serve on National Fiction Award Committee

Champaign Public Library’s Nanette Wargo Donohue has been chosen to help select the winning books for The Reading List awards, highlighting the best new fiction in eight categories. Donohue will serve two years on a 12-member national committee of readers’ advisory and collection development experts, under the auspices of the Reference and User Services Association, […]

Children’s Librarian Mike Rogalla Featured in ALSC “Voices & Faces” Column

Champaign Public Library Children’s Librarian Mike Rogalla was interviewed in the December “Voices & Faces” column on the American Library Services to Children (ALSC) website.  ALSC is a division of the American Library Association. Rogalla earned his master’s degree from the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science and has been at the Champaign Public […]

Rotary Grant Takes Library Reading Program to Robeson School

This fall, a grant of $14,800 from Rotary Club of Champaign is making it possible for the library to expand a reading program begun at Garden Hills Elementary School that helps students become motivated readers and encourages library use. Throughout the year, children’s librarians will bring excitement about books and reading into third and fourth […]

Coming on October 22 at the Library…

Evento para familias 22 de octubre   6:00 PM Pizza y refrescos 6:30 PM Cuentos para ninos en espanol 7:15 PM Del Sur en concierto     Festival of Books: Spanish Storytime with Del Sur in Concert Funding for new Spanish-language materials provided by a grant from the Illinois State Library.

Library Brings Award-Winning Author to Jefferson Middle School

Why should award-winning young adult author Patrick Ness visit Champaign? The library’s answer to this question, entered in a publisher-sponsored competition, resulted in Ness talking to more than 700 Jefferson Middle School students last week. An American-born British author, Ness won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal in both 2011 and 2012. News of the winning entry […]

Library FriendShop Expands Hours and Sales

The Champaign Public Library Friends continue their long-standing tradition of selling used books to raise money for the library. They have progressed from holding an annual sale to running a used book store, made possible when the new library building afforded them a space of their own. In addition to recently increasing the hours of […]

Volunteers Provide Thousands of Hours of Service to the Library

This past year, volunteers provided 12,450 hours of service to the Library. These generous community members helped with cleaning, opened boxes, data entry, provided computer assistance to library users, and delivered books to homebound individuals, among other tasks.  Students in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) are among the volunteers each year, […]

Library Summer Program: 3.5 Million Minutes of Reading

The Library’s summer reading games kept more than 4,400 kids and teens reading from June to mid-August, reaching a remarkable total of more than 3.5 million minutes. That is the equivalent of 2,446 days or 6.7 years. An additional 180 adults joined in reading a total of 1,125 books. Funding for prizes for children and […]