News Updates for June 22-28, 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday, June 24th, for Tolono Fun Day events on Main Street.

The Tolono Public Library District is beginning our next strategic planning process. We are asking for feedback to help us determine the ideas and goals of the communities we serve. Our survey is only four questions long and includes an opportunity for additional input about the Library. To take the survey please visit our website’s homepage at and click on the link for the “Strategic Planning Survey,” or fill out a paper copy at our circulation desk. Thank you for helping us serve you better!

Programs and Events This Week

Outdoor Storytime / Tuesday, June 27th, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Come to the Library for a fun story time filled with stories, songs, and silly rhymes! Bring a blanket or lawn chair for story time on the grass. Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Switch Crew / Wednesday, June 28th, 3:30 5:00 p.m. Switch Crew has returned! Unwind and play popular Nintendo Switch games with friends! While you wait your turn to play, we’ll have more fun activities for you. Recommended Ages: 6-18.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Birds of a Feather / Thursday, June 29th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Join the Champaign County Forest Preserve at the Library as we learn about some common bird species of Illinois, the basics of bird watching, and what makes birds special. We’ll also practice using binoculars and look for birds outside of the Library! Recommended Ages: 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Plant Swap / Friday, July 7th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Stop by the Library to pot one of several varieties of easy-to-keep-alive houseplants to take home! Or, if you already have a green thumb, bring cuttings from your own plants to swap with neighbors. You’ll also be able to ask questions about plant care, propagation, and quick fixes for ailing houseplants. Recommended Ages: 18+.