Weekly News


Tolono Public Library News for December 12  through December 19, 2019

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Everywhere you go” Just like the first sentence of a popular Christmas song, the Tolono Library is looking festive.  Come in and see our seasonal displays designed to inspire you to read during this holiday season.  We have DVD’s and Blu-Rays you can check out to watch during your downtime.  Have you tried a Play-a Way?  It’s a small device with a book downloaded onto it, you supply the headphones.  Pop the Play-a-Way into your pocket and listen to a book while doing chores.  We have Adult and Children’s Play-a Ways.  Download the CloudLibrary and read or listen to books as well.  Stop by and see us, we are here to help you!

The Midwest Central Rail Road Display is coming to the Tolono Public LibraryModel trains will be set up in the Library for you to enjoy on Saturday December 7 from 10 a until 4 p., and on Sunday December 8 from noon until 4p.  Everyone is welcome to view the displays.

Program Events this Week

Adult Craft Night: Paperback Book Holiday Trees.  Join us Friday, December 13 from 6-7pm to make a vintage folded holiday tree out of an old paperback book.  All supplies will be furnished.

 Storytime with Miss Emily will meet this week on Monday morning from 10:00-10:45 am.  The Theme for December 16 is Reindeer.  We will read stories about this amazing arctic animal, play a reindeer themed guessing game and make a reindeer out of a paper tube.  Preschoolers and parents are welcome to attend.

 Seniors 60 and over are invited to join us for Coffee Talk on Wednesday, December 18 at 9 am. This weekly program encourages seniors to visit with each other and enjoy friendly conversation.  Enjoy coffee, light snacks, and good company. Join us for an hour of Trivia!

After School BINGO Wednesdays 3:30 – 4p.  Everyone’s favorite game is back!  Join us for prizes, snacks and fun!  Recommended  ages 5-18

Tech Help: Are you having problems with your smartphone, laptop, or tablet? Would you like to learn more about the many databases that the library provides? Do you need some one-on-one help?  Stop by the library on Thursday, October 3, for Tech Help.  Bree will be here between 10 am and noon to help you with any tech questions you have. Be sure to bring your device with you!

Upcoming Event

Family Movie Night: Friday, December 20 at 6 pm.  have your family movie night at the library!  Enjoy snacks and watch this family friendly movie about a man who thinks he’s an ELF!  This is a fun movie for all ages.


CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablet, or your mobile device, you can browse digital shelves of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Download the App, log into your library, browse – borrow – read!   Find genres that interest you.  Please select “Illinois Heartland Library System” in the third box (3. find your local library).

New Fiction:


Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne
Christmas Sweets by Joanne Fluke
Leopard’s Wrath by Christine Feehan
Can’t Judge a Book by It’s Murder by Amy Lilard
The family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Twisted Twenty-six by Janet Evanovich
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Snowfall on Cedar Trail by Annie Rains
Finding Home Again by Brenda Jackson
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn
Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhourse

 Young Adult

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stievater
Forgotten by P.C. Cast


Out to Get You by Josh Allen
The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer
Through the Water Curtain by Cornelia Funke
Tales From a Not-so-happily Ever After by Rachel Russell
Dragon Bones by Lisa McMann


You’re My Little Christmas Wish by Nicola Edwards
ABCs at the Haunted House by Jennifer Walters
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Christmas Sheer for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
There’s an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play by Candlewick Entertainment
The Great Santa Stakeout by Betsy Bird
Dr. Seuss’s ‘Tis the Season by Dr. Seuss
Super Potato’s Mega Time-travel Adventure by Laperla
Pass the Ball, Mo! By David Adler
Kick It, Mo! By David Adler
Llama Llama Dance Recital Fun by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama Be My Valentine by Anna Dewdney
My Best Friend is a Yeti by Patty Michaels
Mouse Loves Fall by Lauren Thompson
We Can Ride Down the Slide by Maggie Testa
I Love My Tutu by Frances Gilbert
New Non-Fiction:


Grit and Grace by Tim McGraw
The Fall of Richard Nixon by Tom Brokaw
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Finding Chika by Mitch Album
Triggered by Donald Trump Jr.
Everyone Deserves a Great Manager by Jeffrey Miller
A Marvelous Life by Danny Fingeroth

New Movies

The Angry Birds Movie 2 DVD and Blu-Ray
Good Boys DVD and Blu-Ray
The Kitchen DVD and Blu-Ray

November Calendar of Events

December Calendar of Events

November Preschool Storytime Schedule

December Preschool Storytime Schedule