Event Calendar

Champaign County Freedom Celebration

Festivities begin at 9:05am with our 5K Race/Walk and Youth Run. The Parade steps off at 11:05 am. At 7:00 pm kick back and enjoy the Nickle and Dimes Band performing live. Delight in the fireworks spectacular at 9:15 pm. All happening at the University of Illinois.


For more information visit July4th.net or call 217.531.3777

4th of July at Family Aquatic Center

Nothing is better on a hot 4th of July than a fun day at the pool with friends and family. There will be give-aways, a cannon ball contest, and a wall climbing contest.

Champaign Freedom Celebration Fireworks

Fireworks launched from U of I parking lot E-14 at 9:15 PM.

Sholem Fourth of July

11 am to 7 pm at Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign.

The Run For The Fireworks

10k and 5k at 7:30 am, fireworks at Kellart Lake at Dusk in Cissna Park.

2017 Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

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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.