Category: Library News

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director – Public Forum on September 28th to Gather Community Input The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees (Board) has begun the process of selecting a new Library Director. On June 23, 2015, Library Director Marsha Grove announced her plans to retire on January 30, 2016. The […]

News Release: Champaign Library Director Announces Retirement

Library Director Marsha Grove has notified the Library Board of Trustees of her plans to retire effective January 30, 2016. On making her announcement, Ms. Grove said, “It has been a privilege and honor to be the Library Director at the Champaign Public Library since 2003. Through the planning and opening of the amazing new Main Library and […]

Celebrate National Library Week ▪ Explore Your Star Library

In celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18), community members are encouraged to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its recent four-star designation places it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The celebration […]

Life-Size Candy Land at the Champaign Library

Families are invited to play a classic board game—with a twist. On Sat., Apr. 18, at 3 pm, we’ll transform our conference room into a giant game board for life-size Candy Land. Follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises, and meet characters Princess Frostine, King Kandy, and others. Navigate your way through Lollypop […]

Local Author Festival at Champaign Public Library

Published writers from Champaign County are invited to participate. Champaign Public Library is celebrating local writing talent with a Local Author Festival to be held on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm. This is a free event open to the public. Local authors will have an opportunity to meet readers and other […]

Champaign Public Library offers online learning through

The Champaign Public Library now offers access to, an online source for video courses and tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills. offers more than 3,500 courses and 150,000 tutorials with new ones added every week. Users can learn to make movies, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, give presentations, animate 3D graphics, […]

Library Again Receives 4-Star Status

In the 2014 ratings, released this month, Champaign Public Library was among 258 public libraries to earn “star library” status, placing it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The library has won this prestigious designation each year since the program launched in 2008, earning a 4-star rating for the last four years. The […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]