News Updates for July 13-19, 2023


“Come on, Barbie. Let’s go party!” Our staff is psyched for the upcoming Barbie movie being released on July 21st. We had so much fun putting together a special Barbie-themed display full of pink books and women’s empowerment stories. The display also includes books on the history of the Barbie doll and children’s books of Barbie stories. Check out anything from the display and get hyped for the new movie with us!

Programs and Events This Week

STEM Explorers: Slime / Thursday, July 13th, 4:00—5:30 p.m. Stop by the Library to make a jar of colorful slime that you can bring home with you when you leave. While you decorate your slime, you can learn about the science that keeps slime sticking together! Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Summer Saturdays in the Park: Find Your Voice / Saturday, July 15, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. This summer, it’s time to “Find Your Voice” by reading and sharing stories, expressing yourself, and sparking change! The Savoy Rec Center and the Tolono Library will be at Colbert Park in Savoy for summer fun. Kids will be able to enjoy a storywalk, go on a scavenger hunt, and grab a free book from the Tolono Library! All ages are welcome!

Create Your Own Story: D&D Circle / Monday, July 17th, 3:30—5:00 p.m. Are you a fan of adventure? If so, come create your own collaborative story and embark on a magical journey that you design! Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Outdoor Storytime / Tuesday, July 18th, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Come to the Library for a fun story time filled with stories, songs, and silly rhymes! Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Coffee Talk / Wednesday, July 19th, 9:00—10:00 a.m. Twice a month, seniors are welcome at the Library for a planned activity, coffee, and light refreshments in the company of other seniors in the community! This month, our special guest is Sandy Hockman from the Evergreen Place. Recommended Ages: Senior.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Voices of Champaign County / Thursday, July 20th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Champaign County’s story can be told through many different lenses. Join us as we look at some of Champaign County’s natural and historical resources to help us understand the world that we live in today. All ages welcome!

Adult Craft N’ Chat: Flower Crowns / Friday, July 21st, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come to the Library to make a summery flower crown! All materials provided. See an example of the craft at our circulation desk. Limited space. Register online or call the Library. Recommended Ages: 18+.