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Visit the library's bookstore

October Sales at the FriendShop Bookstore

This month, you'll get 50% off regularly-priced business and reference books. Member’s Half-Price Sale, October 10–16; and Tag Bag Sale on October 24 & 25. Browse selections online.

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 Bookstore. The library, at 200 W. Green St., is open Monday–Wednesday 9-9; Thursday–Friday 9–6; Saturdays 10-6; Sundays 1-6. Read more.

Douglass Branch Library

Open M-Tu 10-8 | W-F 10-6 | Sat 10-4; Closed Sunday
Our Douglass Branch Library is located on the edge of Douglass Park. Stop in for a great selection of books, DVDs, and CDs, plus friendly service, free Internet access, and public meeting space.

Read for the Record

Want to join millions of readers on Oct. 22 to Read for the Record? This year’s book is Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett. Read it online (in English or Spanish) or find it at the library! To be counted, complete Jumpstart's Pledge to Read.

October News

What do ghost stories, bluegrass, and Star Wars have in common? Your library! Here's a link to read the October enews. Sign up to receive the next issue delivered to your inbox.

Library Director Search

The Board of Trustees of the Champaign Public Library seeks a creative and innovative leader as its next Library Director—a leader working strategically with staff, residents, and community organizations creating a shared vision for future library services and programs. The job is listed with Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager search firm. Send a letter of interest and a résumé by November 22, 2015.
>> About the Library Director position (pdf)


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FriendShop Bookstore
Bargain books & more!

Hours: W-Sat 11-5; Sun 1:30-5
Select titles are available online.

Star Wars Reads

Star Wars Reads Day
Sat., Oct. 10, at 3 pm