Weekly News

Tolono Public Library News for the Week of December 9, 2018

Welcome to the Tolono Public Library’s weekly newsletter online! This will replace the article that used to run in the County Star newspaper. Please remember to check here every week to see upcoming events, learn about the featured database of the month, and keep up-to-date on new happenings at the library!

Cookies for Santa this Friday!

Bring the kids by the Tolono Library this Friday, December 14th, for a fun cookie decorating event called Cookies for Santa! We will provide plain sugar cookies and lots of decorative items like sprinkles, frosting, etc. Kids can come in and decorate their cookies any way they’d like! Limit 2 cookies per child. Make cookies to bring home and give to Santa on Christmas!

Program Events this Week

Preschool Storytime is held every Monday morning at 10:00 am. Miss Emily teaches the class on a variety of different topics using stories, songs, games, and crafts to keep young minds engaged and interested. All preschoolers are welcome along with their parent/caregiver. This week’s theme is Elves! Kids will learn all about Santa’s little helpers by reading stories, making an elf hat, and playing a gumdrop relay race!

Needlework Club also meets this Monday, December 10th at 1:00 pm, and is open to any crafters out there who may be searching for a nice quiet spot to work on their crafts while gaining inspiration from other crafters.  Bring your own materials and enjoy some light refreshments while you work.

Coffee Talk is held every Wednesday morning at 9 am for our seniors 60 and over. Join us here at the library for some coffee, treats, and conversation. Get to know other like-minded people like you in the community and make some new friends. Later on Wednesday, we have After School Bingo with Miss Nicolle starting at 3:30. Kids can relax after a long day of school and play a few rounds of Bingo. There will be prizes available for the winners.


Cloud Library is an easy to use app that allows you to check out books from the comfort of your own home. Simply download it onto your smartphone or device, enter in your library barcode, and you are ready to go! Browse through a selection of thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, check out up to 5 items, and access them any time, even when you are off of the internet. You may keep them for 3 weeks, and there are no late fees when they are due; they will simply disappear. Check it out by clicking on the blue hexagon “Virtual Resources”  or click here to get started!  Be sure to choose Illinois Heartland Library System for the home library.

New Fiction

Silent Scream by Karen Harper
Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oats
The Adults: A Novel by Caroline Hulse
Oath of Office by Marc Cameron
Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud by Mike Lupica
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
Abandoned by W. Michael Gear

New Non-Fiction

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley
Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency by Anthony Horowitz

New Movies

Longmire. The Sixth and Final Season – DVD
Christopher Robin – DVD & Blu-Ray
Crazy Rich Asians – Blu-Ray

New Audiobooks

Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz
Target Alex Cross by James Patterson
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

New Children’s, Juvenile & YA

All Right Already!:  A Snowy Story
Three Bite Rule
The Wonky Donkey
Jack Frost: The End Becomes The Beginning
Dog Diaries
This Cruel Design
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay



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December Calendar of Events

December Preschool Storytime Schedule