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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Champaign Public Library

Champaign Public Library
200 W. Green St., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL
+1 217-403-2070
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Champaign
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Champaign, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Of course if you are a resident this library is worth a visit to obtain one of the fiction or non-fiction titles. However, this library is worth a visit to experience the openness of the contemporary building. The exterior has a rain garden, the interior has a number of sustainable materials, e.g. bamboo flooring, There is a coffee shop and pleasant indoor eating area. There is a pleasant patio where you can sit in the fresh air. Free Wi-Fi might make it a convenient stop for a number of reasons.

Visited August 2013
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Urbana, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“So much to do in this Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I check out books from this Library.
You can call the reference desk and tell them what kind of books you need and they will have them waiting at the front desk. They have movies to check out. You can use a computer. They have a room for teens. They have different rooms for workshops that I have attend in the past.
This is a place where you can find a book on anything if they don't have it they will try and find it for you. They also have a small Cafe.
This is a very beautiful Library

Visited April 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“One of the best in the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a wonderful library with friendly staff and beautiful spaces for reading, reflecting, and working. The children's area is so kid-friendly. It has a lovely space to get a cup of your favorite beverage and a snack and then you can relax and enjoy the views from the large windows. THis is a perfect place for a family to spend the afternoon.

Visited April 2013
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Champaign, Il
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Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
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“great library; helpful staff; nice open and airy space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I enjoy going to the library and browsing for books. The new library is a great space. very open and spatious. plenty of desks and power connections. nice place to work or study.

my children love to get books and movies from there. they have many programs for babies and young readers. my kids participate in the summer reading program each summer. its great to have a positive way to encourage them to read over the summer.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful place for locals to study!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I wouldn't really recommend this to travelers, since there isn't too much to enjoy, besides some beautiful architecture. However - this is a great spot for locals to check out books and enjoy some coffee. Not too many students venture out, even though it is relatively close to campus. A good place to study - although Sundays are very busy. Plus - free parking and plenty of bike racks! Definitely a nice perk!

Visited July 2013
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