Local Libraries Reopen After Pandemic-Driven Closures

URBANA – With libraries allowed to reopen under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, both the Champaign Public Library and the Urbana Free Library open their doors to the public today after nearly four months of being closed. “We’re excited to reopen,” says Amanda Standerfer, Director of Development and Promotion at the Urbana Free […]

C-U Public Libraries Plan For Day They Can Welcome Back Public

The public hasn’t been allowed in Illinois’ public libraries for about two months, due to fears of spreading the coronavirus. Contact with public libraries has been limited to online services. But eventually, libraries will reopen to the public. And the staff at the Champaign and Urbana libraries are making plans for welcoming their patrons, while […]

News Around Illinois May 15, 2020

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Champaign, Urbana Libraries Launch Curbside Service CHAMPAIGN-URBANA – Public libraries in Champaign and Urbana will begin offering books and other items for curbside pickup beginning Friday, May 15. Patrons can use the websites and apps of the Champaign Public Library and Urbana Free Library to look up and reserve items. Once they’re notified that items […]