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Visit the library's bookstore

FriendShop Bookstore: August Specials

• 50% Off CDs, DVDs, & Audiobooks
• 50% Off for Teachers Storewide
• August 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale
Select titles available online

Front of Main Library

Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sís murals, lively TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms, café and patio, 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.

Donna Pittman in library director's office

Congratulations, Donna!

DONNA PITTMAN has been appointed library director, beginning August 8. She says it will be an honor: "Champaign's continued recognition as a 4-star library is a testament to our outstanding staff, programs, and services. I look forward to continuing to work with the community in this new role, and developing new opportunities to make the Champaign Public Library even better!" Read the City of Champaign press release.

Fabulous Food Truck Rally

MORE THAN 400 community members enjoyed theFood Truck Rally & Summer Reading Celebration—right in front of the library on August 9. Wow!

What's On?

WHAT DO PUPPIES, swords, and Brazilian music have in common? Your library! For all September events, check out our online calendar or download the September calendar as a pdf. You can also find highlighted library events on Facebook.

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FriendShop Bookstore

Bargain books & more!

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

180,000 Free Tech Tutorials

Make movies, retool your resume, create websites, and more. Champaign cardholders get for free!

Desafinado - music group

In Concert @ CPL:

Sun., Sept. 11, at 2 pm