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Tolono Public Library News for January 21-28, 2021

We’ve gotten in a few new movies and video games at the Tolono Library.   DVD’s include; Love and Monsters, The Last Shift and Honest Thief (DVD and Blu-Ray).  New video games include; Super Mario Maker 2, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Just Dance 2021 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, remastered.  We have a good selection of Movies and TV series for all ages.  Our Movies and video games are available for a one week check out.

As we head into the end of January and the beginning of February, please contact us for your Library needs.  We can find materials for you and have them ready for a curbside pick up.  If we don’t have what you are looking for we can have it transferred from another library in the Illinois Heartand System.  Helen can try to find items through the World Cat.

Program Events this Week

Mega Movie Month is wrapping up for the month of January.  You have until Jan. 31 to bring your Mega Movie Month sheet in to obtain raffle tickets for the prize drawings.  You can choose between “Chocolate Lovers”, “Puzzlemania”, and “Snack Attack” prize baskets.  Each person participating in Mega Movie Month can earn up to 6 raffle tickets. All family members can sign up.  All movies must be checked out from the Tolono Library to count towards the program.  TV series and Video Games are excluded from Mega Movie Month.

 Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit for January will be available for check out during the month of January while supplies last.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and simply bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities.   For January, choose between Cats or Dogs.  One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13

 After School Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  Miss Emily can Mail them to you or you can arrange a curbside pick up time. Ages 5-13.

Ongoing Event

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is an ongoing program for the little ones in your household.  You can come in and sign them up at any time and they can start their journey to read 1000 books!  We have a folder that explains the program and children will be given small prizes during the program.

Current Library Hours:  Monday through Friday: 9-10 am for Seniors and people with compromises. Noon-7pm for everyone.  Saturday-Sunday:  Noon-3pm for everyone.  Masks Required.  All returns need to be placed in the outside book drop before entering the library.  Please use the hand sanitizer located in the lobby upon entering and leaving the library.

 

 Adult Fiction Young Adult

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman

The Scorpion’s Tail by Douglas Preston

The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

Deep into the Dark by P.J. Tracy

The Captive by Fiona King Foster

Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

Under the Alaskan Ice by Karen Harper

Wrong Alabi by Christina Dodd

Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins

Spin by Patricia Cornwell

Adult Non-Fiction

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta

This One Wild and Precious Life by Sarah Wilson

Saving Justice by James B. Comey

Get What’s Yours for Healthcare by Philip Moeller

Children’s

Spring Stinks by Ryan T. Higgins

Happy Birthday Bad Kitty (chapter book) by Nick Bruel

Out of Time: The Eighth Journey Through Time chapter Book) by Geronimo Stilton

Juvenile

The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui Sutherland

Unplugged by Gordon Korman

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen

Karen’s Worst Day (graphic novel) by Katy Farina

Young Adult

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

 

Resource-of-the-Month

World Book Online offers unique content and features for every age and interest. Whether you’re writing a school report or doing more research, World Book offers something for everybody, including tens of thousands of reference articles, research tools, current magazines, interactive maps, and more.

_______________________________________________________________Tolono Public Library News for Jan. 7-21, 2021

The Tolono Library will be closed Monday January 18, 2021 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day.

Congratulations to our Prize Winners from the December Reading Program!  Selah won the Teen Prize Package.  Bryan won the Lego Prize package.  Cassie won the Arts Prize package.  Reed won the Games Prize package.  We want to thank all 100+ who participated in the Reading program and say “well done!” All participants were able to pick up mini-prizes for achieving reading goals along the way to finishing the program.

Mega Movie Month is happening at the Tolono Library the entire month of January.  Are you a Movie Buff?  Is your family looking for a fun and inexpensive way to have more family time?  Sign up for the “Mega Movie Month” program!  All you have to do is register for the program, watch up to 6 movies and you will be given raffle tickets for chances at winning a prize basket.  All family members can sign up.  All movies must be checked out from the Tolono Library to count towards the program.  TV series and Video Games are excluded from Mega Movie Month.

Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is an ongoing program for the little ones in your household.  You can come in and sign them up at any time and they can start their journey to read 1000 books!  We have a folder that explains the program and children will be given small prizes during the program.

Program Events this Week

Children’s Take-Home Craft Kits will be available for pick up at the front desk, January 10-16.  Kits include instructions and (most) all materials to make a CD “Clock”.  Craft Kits are available on a first come, first served, while supplies last basis.

“Wish” Bracelets is the craft for the Teen’s Take Home Craft Kits.   These kits will be available at the front desk, January 17-23, on a first come, first served, while supplies last basis.  All instructions and (most) supplies are included in the kit.

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit for January will be available for check out during the month of January while supplies last.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and simply bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities.   For January, choose between Cats or Dogs.  One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13

After School Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  Miss Emily can Mail them to you or you can arrange a curbside pick up time. Ages 5-13

We offer Curb Side Pick Up for any patron wanting library materials.  Please call to schedule a time for pick up and we will have your materials checked out and secured in a bag when you get here.  This is a convenient service for any patron.  You can use our website to place holds on items or to order items from other libraries.  You can also give us a call and we will work with you to get your items.

Current Library Hours:  Monday through Friday: 9-10 am for Seniors and people with compromises. Noon-7pm for everyone.  Saturday-Sunday:  Noon-3pm for everyone.  Masks Required.  All returns need to be placed in the outside book drop before entering the library.  Please use the hand sanitizer located in the lobby upon entering and leaving the library.

Resource-of-the-Month

World Book Online offers unique content and features for every age and interest. Whether you’re writing a school report or doing more research, World Book offers something for everybody, including tens of thousands of reference articles, research tools, current magazines, interactive maps, and more.

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