Weekly News

Tolono Public Library News for June 27 through July 4, 2019

The Tolono Public Library will be Closed Saturday, June 29, 2019 for Tolono Fun Day.  Enjoy the day with your family!

 The Tolono Public Library will be closed Thursday July 4, 2019 for Independence Day.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!

 “So many books, so little time.” Our young readers are completing minutes and bringing in their Summer Reading Program coupons for prizes.  We’ve had several complete all 600 minutes and have put their names in the drawing for the grand prize Chromebook and snack basket.  There’s still time to sign up and read before the July 20 deadline.  Come to the front desk to sign up.

Preparations are still underway for our 50th Anniversary event. We will have a public celebration on July 28 from 1-4pm at the Tolono Library.  Many things have changed about the library in the last 50 years, but our commitment to the community remains the same.  We would like to thank our community for all your support over the years.

Program Events this Week

June  27th is  the last date for 4-H kids Cooking School:  join Champaign County 4-H teen teachers as they lead lessons to teach youth cooking skills.  This is a 4 week event, meeting on June 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 2-3pm.  This free program is open to youth in grades 3-6.  Registration is encouraged.  Please RSVP to

Family Movie Night Join us each Friday night at 6 pm during the course of the Summer Reading Program to have some snacks and watch newly-released family movies.  Family Movie Night series runs every Friday until July 19. Call the Library or check our website for the movie title.

 Storytime with Miss Emily will meet on Monday morning, July 1 from 10:00-10:45 am.  The Theme for this week is Making Music.   Come join the band by making your own paper plate shakers and cup drums. Listen to Miss Emily read stories during this program.  Preschoolers and parents are welcome to attend.

History of Music and Movies: Explore show business’s past, examine artifacts and participate in hands-on activities.  Tuesday, July 2 from 10-11 am in the meeting room.  Recommended ages: 5-14

 Seniors 60 and over are invited to join us for Coffee Talk on Wednesday, July 3 from 9-10 am. This weekly program encourages seniors to visit with each other and enjoy friendly conversation.  Enjoy coffee, light snacks, and good company.

 S.T.E.A.M. Program for ages 7-13   Each Wednesday from pm children will be presented a fun challenge about one or more aspects of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, or math) The theme for the July 3 program is Balloon Rockets.  See if your rocket goes the furthest.

Upcoming Event

The Tolono Public Library will be Closed Saturday, June 29, 2019 for Tolono Fun Day.  Enjoy the day with your family!


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New Fiction:


Their Little Secret by Mark Billingham
Unsolved by James Patterson
The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oats
Skin Game by Stuart Woods
A Plain Vanilla Murder by Susan Albert
The Amish Cookie Club by Sarah Price
The Amish Widow’s Rescue by Rachel Good
Barefoot Beach by Debbie Mason
Texas Nights by Debbie Macomber
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Young Adult

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
The Love and Lies of Rukhasana Ali by Sabina Khan
Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 by Rachel Russell
The Afterwards by A.F. Harrold
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
Ruby in the /sky by Jeanne Ferruolo
Camp Shady Crook by Lee Malone


Twinkle, Twinkle, Dinosaur by Jeffrey Burton
My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli
If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogli
Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris
Lenny the Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner by Michael Blakley
Deep in the Ocean by Lucie Brunelliere
Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman
I am Snowball! By Dennis Shealy
When Everyone Was Fast Asleep by Tomie dePaola
Curious George: Trash Into Treasure by H.A. Rey

New Non-Fiction:


Cracking the G.E.D. by Prinston Review
One Tough Mother by Shanon Watts
Growing Your Tea Garden by Jodi Helmer
Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern

New Movies

Madea Family Funeral DVD and Blu-Ray
Paw Patrol: Jungle Rescues DVD
The Kid DVD
Greta DVD and Blu-Ray
Outlander Season 4 DVD


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June Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Events

June Preschool Storytime Schedule

July Preschool Storytime Schedule