Category: Library News

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…
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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…
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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,…
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