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. […]
Category: Library News
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
The Champaign Public Library will be closed today, February 5th, 2014 due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to inclement weather, the Champaign Public Library will be closing at 5pm tonight, February 4th, 2014.
The Champaign Public Library is offering cardholders more eBooks with the new 3M Cloud Library. For the first time, eBooks can be found by searching the library’s catalog. To read them, users need to first download the free 3M Cloud Library app that is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. The app is also […]
The GED just became more challenging—and the Champaign Public Library is ready to help students meet that challenge. As of January 2, the GED high school equivalency exam is offered only on computer. The content of the exam has also changed. Students can prepare for the new exam—and get comfortable with a computer—using the free […]
The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26. Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page. Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early […]
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, […]