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Tolono Public Library News for 1-27 to 2-3, 2021

The Tolono Public Library would like to suggest a few simple steps to follow to help keep your library materials in good condition.  Handle books and other materials with clean hands.  Avoid eating or drinking while reading a book.  Use a flat bookmark to mark your place.  Never fold over the corners of pages as this causes permanent damage.  Need a bookmark?  Ask for bookmarks at the front desk.  Keep books and other library materials dry.  Assign a space in the home where library materials are kept to avoid losing items.  We now give you a check out print out to help you keep better track of items and due dates.

Program Events this Week

Puzzle Swap continues through January 29.

Puzzle Palooza: Drop in event; Saturday January 29, 2022 from 1-3 pm.  Family friendly event to test your puzzle solving and observation skills.

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Drive Through Scavenger Hunt continues through January 31. Stop by the Library to register.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&A’s, feature articles, interviews and much more.  Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 must to wear a mask, that completely covers the nose and mouth, while inside the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up

Tolono Public Library News for Jan. 20 to 27, 2022

Many people are staying in due to the current surge in COVID cases. We offer curbside pick-up if you want reading materials but don’t want to come into the Library. You can call us, and we will set up a time for a curbside pick-up. We can find books for you or order books on our website or through our new mobile app. Give us a call at 217-485-5558 if you have any questions about curbside pick up or if you’d like to schedule a curbside pick up.

We are hosting a Puzzle Swap from January 24 through the 29th. Bring in your complete (no missing pieces), gently used puzzles, and exchange them for new-to-you puzzles. Want a puzzle to work on but don’t have any to swap? Come in and pick up a puzzle or two!

Program Events this Week

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Teen Take Home Craft Kits: January 16-22: Paperclip Bookmarks

Drive Through Scavenger Hunt continues through January 31. Stop by the Library to register.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&As, feature articles, interviews, and much more. Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois. Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth while inside the Library. If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up.

 

 

Tolono Public Library News for Jan. 13 to 20, 2022

The Tolono Public Library will be closed Monday January 17, 2022 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday January 18, at 8 am.

It’s soup weather!  Do you have a favorite soup?  We have lots of cookbooks to give you inspiration for a new soup recipe.  Looking for something new to do in ’22?  Check out our display of “Try Something New” books, sure to be of interest to all!  Wanting a book but we don’t have it on our shelves?  Ask a staff member to order it from another library for you.  We can usually get items quickly.  New, popular items may take a while as you wait in the queue.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 must to wear a mask, that completely covers the nose and mouth, while inside the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up.

Program Events this Week

Drive Through Scavenger Hunt continues through January 31.  Stop by the library to register.

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Family Bingo: in person event at the library, Friday Jan. 14, 6-6:30 pm.  Masks required.

Teen Take-Home Craft Kits: Jan. 17-22 Paperclip Bookmarks.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&A’s, feature articles, interviews and much more.  Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Tolono Public Library News for Jan. 6-13, 2022

The Weather may be unpredictable during this time, so a good book is a great thing to have on hand.  Stop by the library to see the newest additions to our collection.  You can also use your library card number to order books through our new mobile app or library website.  Use the Libby app to download e-books, e-magazines, and audiobooks.  Ask us how we can help you use all of these features of the Tolono Public Library.

Program Events this Week

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Celebrate Cops in the Community: Sunday January 9 1-2pm.  Meet local officers, see a squad car and gear.  Drop by event for all ages.  Masks required.

Children’s Take-Home Craft Kit:  Jan. 9-15:  Pipe cleaner/bead snowflake.

Drive Through Scavenger Hunt continues through January 31.  Stop by the library to register.

Family Bingo in-person event: Friday January 14; 6-630 pm.  Masks required.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&A’s, feature articles, interviews, and much more.  Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 must to wear a mask, that completely covers the nose and mouth, while inside the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up.

 

Tolono Public Library News for 12/30 to 1/6/2022

The Tolono Public Library Will close at 4 pm on December 31 and will be closed on New Year’s Day.  We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  We will be open for our regular Sunday hours on January 2, 2022.

Did you know?  We are a part of the Illinois Heartland Library System.  There are over 500 libraries in the downstate area that belong to this library system.  By accessing our online catalog, you can order books and materials from other libraries in the system.

We have new scanners at the checkout desk that can scan your barcode from your mobile app on your phone.

Program Events this Week

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Teen Winter Reading Program:  Ends Jan 3.  Registration required.  Ages 13-18.  Grand prize winner will be announced and notified.

Drive-Through Scavenger Hunt: Jan 2-31, 2022.  Registration required.  Look for Library logos in the windows of participating organizations in our community.

Adult Take Home Craft:  Jan 2-8, 2022: Recycled Holiday Card Booklet.  Ask for a craft kit at the front desk.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&A’s, feature articles, interviews, and much more.  Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask, that completely covers the nose and mouth, while inside the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up.

 

 

Tolono Public Library News for Dec. 23-30, 2021

The Tolono Public Library will be closed December 24, 25 and 26 in observance of Christmas.  The Library will also close at 4 pm on Dec.31 and will be closed on New Year’s Day.  We want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

The Tolono Public Library is following the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 must to wear a mask, that completely covers the nose and mouth, while inside the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask, please call the Library and arrange a curbside pick-up.

Ready to start thinking about your New Years’ resolutions?  Visit the library for resources.  We have books about organizing, health and exercise, finance, travel, crafts and hobbies to name a few.  Our website also offers virtual resources.

Program Events this Week

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Teen Winter Reading Program:  December 1-Jan. 3.  Registration required.  Ages 13-18

Family Adventure Kits:  December 1-31 while supplies last.  Select Super Spy or Winter Break.  Limit one kit per household per month.   Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

Pick up the latest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&A’s, feature articles, interviews, and much more.  Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

 

Tolono Public Library News for Dec. 16-23, 2021

The Tolono Public Library will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 24 through 26, in observance of Christmas.  We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.  We will reopen Monday, December 27 at 8 am.

We have leftover Craft Kits to give away December 20 – 23.  The craft kits are gift wrapped and will be in age-labeled containers in the front lobby.  First-come, first-served while supplies last.

Please stop in to see our display of holiday craft books, entertaining, and cookbooks.  These books are sure to put you in the holiday mood and inspire you. In addition, the red wall in the children’s department is full of holiday-themed books.

Program Events this Week

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login.

Children and Teen Craft Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last until Dec. 18.

Teen Winter Reading Program:  December 1-Jan. 3.  Registration required.  Ages 13-18

Family Adventure Kits:  December 1-31 while supplies last.  Select Super Spy or Winter Break.  Limit one kit per household per month.   Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.

 

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

 

Tolono Public Library News for Dec. 9-16, 2021

You can use our new mobile app or our website to order books.  By logging into your account, you can check the availability of a specific title. Then, you can place a hold on the item.  If the item does not belong to us, it will be shipped to the Library.  Once here, you will get a notification for pickup.  If you have problems logging into your account, call or stop by the Library.  We are here to help you.

Check our mobile app, Facebook page, or website for our calendar of events and see the new books available at the Library.

We have several book-drop boxes for your convenience.  In Sadorus, the book drop-box is located in front of the Post Office.  Savoy has two book-drop boxes.  One is on Tomaras, across the street from the Fire Station; the other is on Prairie Rose, close to Carrie Busey School.  There is also a book-drop located to the right of the front doors of the Library.

Program Events this Week

Family Bingo: In-person event, Friday, Dec. 10, 6-6:30 pm.  This program is recommended for families with children ages 5-13.

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm Email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login information for the month.

Teen Winter Reading Program:  Dec. 1-Jan. 3.  Registration required.  Ages 13-18

Family Adventure Kits:  Dec. 1-31 while supplies last.  Select Super Spy or Winter Break.  Limit one kit per household per month.   Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.

Take-Home Craft Kits:  Dec. 5-11: Adult Craft – Clothes Pin Wreath

Dec. 12-18: Teen Craft – Clothes Pin Wreath

Dec. 12-18: Children’s Craft – Snowman Picture Frame Magnet

Pick up the newest edition of BookPage, the monthly publication with book reviews, Q&As, feature articles, interviews, and much more.  BookPage will inspire you to try a new book! Free copies are located on the round table in our lobby.

The Tolono Public Library will follow the Mask Mandate set by the Governor of Illinois.  Everyone over the age of 2 needs to wear a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth while inside the Library.

Please practice social distancing when around other patrons and library staff.