Weekly News for March 23, 2020

The Tolono Public Library remains closed indefinitely during this time of social distancing to help curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Our Drop Boxes are also closed at this time. Please do not use the Drop Boxes. Please keep all your materials until we re-open our doors. You will not be charged fines during this time. We are also not accepting donations at this time. Please hold on to donations until we re-open our doors.

The day staff have set up home office spaces, and we continue to work from home at this time to provide you with information and services. You may contact us through email:

  • Director: Janet,
  • Librarian: Breana,
  • Program Coordinator: Emily,
  • Assistant Librarian: Dianne,

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The Tolono Public Library has Virtual Resources that are easy to use. With Bookletters, you can sign up for e-news that interests you most from reading recommendations to programs and events. You can download books, audiobooks and magazines using the Digital Library of Illinois, Cloud Library and/or rb digital.

Research travel, food, and world maps and destinations with AtoZ the USA, AtoZ World Food and Global Road Warrior. Update your resume with Cypress Resume. Mango Languages is an interactive site with over 70 different language courses. There are two sites especially for children: World Book Early World of Learning and World Book Kids. EBSCO Host lets you research journals and newspapers for specific topics. Research your genealogy with MyHeritage. The World Book Encyclopedia is also online. There are several versions, including World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book in Spanish, World Book Time Lines, and World Book Discover. We encourage you to look at all the sites!

To access each individual virtual resource, you will need your login: your entire barcode number on the back of your library card, and your PIN: the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you have problems, you can email Janet, Breana, or Dianne, and we can check your account and help you.

Temporary Cards for virtual resources are available. If you reside in the Tolono Public Library District and do not currently have a card, we will set you up with a temporary card to use while we are closed. You will be able to use all of our virtual resources with this card. E-mail Janet or Dianne with your request for a temporary card. We will e-mail you with instructions on how to contact us so we can set up a temporary card for you. Once the library is open, all you have to do to make your temporary card a permanent card is to visit us in person during regular hours and verify your information. Anyone 5+ yrs. old can sign up for a temporary card if they live within the boundaries of the Tolono Public Library District.