Expanded Hours + Services

National Library Week 2021
Celebrating Library Love!


toddler squats, smiles, picks up books, in children's area of library

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK with us! Each day we’ll be sharing our favorite hidden treasures of the library on social media. Post your own favorites and tag us! What do you like best about your library? You can share Library Love photos or stories  this week via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

National Library Week (April 4–10, 2021) is a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. This National Library Week, community members can show appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library’s website, following them on social media, and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries of all types across the country each April.


MONDAY, APRIL 5
DIY Kids | Take & Make, 10 am @ Douglass Branch
Babies Love Books, 10 am on Facebook Live
Creating Community with ChambanaMoms with Co-founder Laura Weisskopf Bleill, 7 pm   WEBINAR


TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Toddler Tales, 10 am on Facebook Live
Tech Workshop | Intro to Microsoft Excel, Part I, 2 pm WEBINAR
Get that Job! | Ace that Interview, with Chicago-based  Lynée Alves, President, Interview Like an Expert, 7 pm WEBINAR

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
Ready, Set, Read!, 10 am on Facebook Live
FriendShop Bookstore Open, 12–3 pm
Writer’s Workshop | Poems from Prompts with Jim O’Brien, founder of CU Poetry Project, 7 pm WEBINAR


THURSDAY, APRIL 8
Launch at the Library Roundtable | Increase Your Reach, 8 am WEBINAR
Take & Make for Preschoolers, 10 am @ Main Library
Artsy Smartsy Kids | Penny Spinners & Doodle Catchers, 10 am on Facebook Live, with kits available for pickup at the Main Library

FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Project READ Tutoring, drop in 9:30–11:30 am, Robeson Pavilion @ Main Library

SATURDAY, APRIL 10
FriendShop Bookstore Open, 12–3 pm

On exhibit:
• “The Art Connection: Schools to Library” – Artwork by Champaign Unit 4 School District students in the FriendShop Bookstore. Elevator to the lower level, Main Library. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 12–3 pm.

#LibraryLove #MyLibrary #ChampaignIL
#DidYouKnow #LibrariesTransform #NLW2021 #NationalLibraryWeek


Order your own library T-shirt ($20): Available in adult, youth, toddler, and teddy bear sizes. Place your order online and pick up at the library a few days later.  Order here »

library T modeled by library director Donna Pittman, holding teddy bear, in lobby with red umbrellas hanging from ceiling


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Webinars on YouTube

Watch library videos anytime on our YouTube channel. Go to YouTube »

You’ll find  recorded webinars and storytime songs organized into playlists:

Business Workshops
Career Workshops
Crafty Adults
Library Love
Songs & Rhymes from Our Storytimes
Tech Workshops
Teen Take ’n’ Make
Tales & Travel Adventures
Writer’s Workshops


Questions? Ask us.

Adult Services
217/403-2070
info@champaign.org


Evelyn Shapiro
Promotions Manager
217/403-5365
eshapiro@champaign.org


Questions? Ask Us.