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Front of Main Library

Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sís murals, colorful TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms,  Latte Da! Cafe, and FriendShop used book store. The library, at 200 W. Green St., is open weekdays 9-9; Saturdays 9-6; Sundays 1-6. Read more.

Douglass Branch Library

Our Douglass Branch Library, on the edge of Douglass Park, is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm; Fridays 10 am to 6 pm; and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Stop in for a great selection of books, DVDs, and CDs, plus friendly service, free Internet access, and public meeting space.

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Get Your First Library Card & You Could Win an iPad Mini

Get your first Champaign Public Library card during National Library Week, April 13–19, and you’ll be entered to win a 16GB iPad mini with retina display. Already have a Champaign card? Bring an eligible friend or family member to get his
or her first card, and you’ll both be entered.
Here are the details: You must present photo ID and proof of address to get card; for minors under 18, a parent/guardian must be present and show ID/address proof. Parent’s library card must be in good standing. Drawing to be held April 21, 2014. Promotions and prize funded by the Champaign Public Library Friends.

Cupcake Drinks at the Café

Cupcake syrup is the secret ingredient in a yummy Cupcake Mocha, Strawberry Shortcake Latte, Cupcake Chiller, and more. Try these drinkable confections, available for a limited time only, at the Latté Da! Café, just off our lobby.

Library & FriendShop Closed Sunday, April 20

The Main Library and the FriendShop bookstore will be closed on Sun., Apr. 20, for the Easter holiday. Our outside book returns, behind both library locations, will remain open.

Pick Your Brain at Trivia Night

At our “Get Your Geek On” Trivia Night on Fri., Apr. 18, teams of four will compete in fun and tricky trivia. First place is pizza, pool, and pop for your team at Jupiter's at the Crossing. Signup is at 6:30 pm. Trivia starts at 7 pm. Read more.

Homeschool Fair: Join the Maker Revolution

Our free biennial Homeschool Fair is on Sat., Apr. 19. From 10 am to noon, you can connect with local nonprofits and homeschool groups. From 11 am to noon, see a 3D printer in action and learn about local makerspaces. Read more.

Photo: Sweet Pea Photography

Poetry Café at the
Douglass Branch Library

Sonnets, haikus, limericks, and more! On Wed., Apr. 23, at 6 pm, adults and teens are invited to read their work at a relaxed Poetry Café at our Douglass Branch.