Event Calendar

Prairie Rivers Network Day at Allerton

From 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Allerton Park Music Barn, Monticello IL

Be Our Guest: Tea Party to Benefit Community Choic

From 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Champaign Country Club, Champaign IL

Reading to Dogs

From 2:00PM to n/a

Pick out a favorite book and curl up with a canine companion for the very popular Reading to Dogs on the 3rd Sunday of the month. This program improves children's reading and communications skills by allowing children to read to trained therapy dogs from CU Registered Therapy Dogs.


Free Admission


A Garden Party

From 3:30PM to 6:30PM

We’re revamping and expanding this year’s Garden Party Fundraiser! Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling through Allerton’s Gardens – with live music, drinks, and food along the way. Mingle with friends, start-up a game of croquet or bocce ball, and watch the plein air artists create their masterpieces. Unique auction items will be up for bid, including one-of-a-kind arrangements from area florists, exclusive Allerton events and merchandise, and more. As the afternoon winds down, take a seat in the Meadow to enjoy local favorites Pies by Inge and Prairie Fruits Farm gelato

Grab your hat and join us to celebrate – and support – all things Allerton!

Tickets are $80/person and must be purchased in advance. $40 of your ticket price is a tax deductible donation. (Includes a complimentary ‘welcome’ Mint Julep and two drink samples. Cash bar available.)
Purchase your ticket here.

Food and drink station options will be posted here when available.

2017 Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

From n/a to n/a

This summer, make time to read the books you love and win prizes just for reading!  Read books of your choice (including eBooks and audiobooks), and attend fun programs. Get ready for Reading by Design!  2017 Summer Reading Program Information Brochure (Printable PDF)

For Children

  •     For children birth through those entering grade 6 – both readers and listeners.
  •     Each time you read at least 15 minutes, mark your reading log.
  •     Bring your completed log to the Library to receive a free book plus coupons for local businesses.
  •     For each additional log you complete, you will receive another free book!
  •     Parents and caregivers who read to a child registered in the program receive a free book.

For Teens

  •     For teens who have completed grades 6 through 12.
  •     Select books of your choice and keep track of the number of pages read.
  •     Every time you read 1,000 pages, come to the Library to pick out a free book from our selection of new books.
  •     Reading also enters you in a weekly raffle to win a complete book series.

For Adults

  •     For adults who love to read. Why let kids have all the fun?
  •     Read books of your choice and record your reading progress.
  •     After you read 4 books, stop by the Library to select a free book from our selection of popular books.
  •     Keep reading!  For each additional four books you complete, you will receive another free book!

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.