News Updates for September 21-27, 2023

Playtime with Pets on Saturday, September 16th was a big hit! Hospice Hearts Animal Rescue brought their adorable and adoptable cats and dogs to the Tolono Public Library for our community to meet and play with. We had dozens of cats visiting for the Cat Café where kids could read a story with the friendly felines. And in our backyard, the dog-lovers could play to their hearts’ content with cuddly canines. Puzzles, origami crafts, and a stuffed animal scavenger hunt were ongoing activities that all ages could enjoy between their time with the lovable pets. Thank you to Hospice Hearts for all their hard work in finding these furry friends forever homes.

Programs and Events This Week

STEM Explorers: Oil Spill! / Thursday, September 21st, 4:00—5:30 p.m. There’s been an oil spill, and it’s up to you to rescue the waterbirds! Stop by the Library to try cleaning up an oil spill yourself and to experiment until you find the best ways how. We’ll also learn about absorbency and ways real-life scientists clean up oil spills. Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Outdoor Storytime / Tuesday, September 26th, 10:00—10:30 a.m. Come to the Library for a fun story time filled with stories, songs, and silly rhymes. If the weather is nice, the stories will be told in our backyard. Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Play Group with Friends / Tuesday, September 26th, 10:30—11:00 a.m. Bring your children for a playdate at the Library while you enjoy conversation with other parents and caregivers in the community. Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Switch Crew / Wednesday, September 27th, 3:30—5:00 p.m. Stop by the Library after school to unwind and play popular Switch games with good company. While you wait your turn to play, we’ll have other activities for you to try out! Recommended Ages: 6-18.

Upcoming Programs

Kids Craft Time: Pasta-and-Leaf Necklaces / Thursday, September 28th, 3:30—5:30 p.m. Drop in at the Library to bead your own necklace made of pasta and paper leaves! Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Touch-A-Truck / Saturday, September 30th, 1:00—3:30 p.m. Honk! Beep! Vroom! Come out to the Sadorus Community Park to see the vehicles that drive down our streets up close, and meet their operators who care for and protect our community. Kids of all ages will be able to interact with everything from firetrucks to construction equipment to tractors. The last half hour will be sensory-friendly with no sirens, lights, or horns. All Ages Welcome!