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

The Tolono Public Library is getting new carpet! We will be closed October 1-17, 2021. We will reopen on Monday October 18, 2021 at 8 am. During our week-long closure our building will not be open to the public. We will continue to pick up our drop boxes on a daily basis. We will not be able to handle special requests for you. We will suspend Inter-library loans for the week and our delivery drivers will not bring special orders. Please plan ahead and visit us before the closure to get library items. We can’t wait for you to see our new look!

Patrons of the Tolono Public Library have access to e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks through the Libby app. Look for the app and download it on your device. Add your barcode number and password (last 4 digits of your phone number). You will be able to browse books, magazines and audiobooks. This is an easy way to continue to have materials to read and listen to during our week-long closure.

This is the last week for the Fall Adult Reading Program at the Tolono Library. Who say’s adults shouldn’t get incentives for reading? If you have not registered, there’s still time! Stop by the Library and register. For every two books you read, you will get a prize. There’s a limit of 6 books per person registered. Make sure you stop in to get prizes before the end of the day on September 30, 2021. No prizes will be awarded after September 30, 2021.
The Adult reading Program is for ages 18+.

Program Events this Week

Family Backyard BINGO: Friday, September 24; 6-6:30 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and get ready for some family fun as we play BINGO on the lawn behind the library. This is a weather-dependent program. Please call ahead.

Virtual After School Bingo: Zoom Event, Wednesdays 3:30-4 pm. Email the program coordinator at prpgrams@tolonolibrary.org to receive your custom Bingo card (one per person) and the Zoom login information for the month. After the program, stop by the Tolono Library at the scheduled date/time to pick up your prizes.

Take-Home Craft Kits: We will have a craft kit you can take home and do on your own. All directions and (most) all materials are included. Kits are available for pick-up, during the specified dates below, at the front desk while supplies last.

  • September 19-25: Teen’s Craft: Color your own Keychain

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.

Resource-of-the-Month

EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast. Simply sign in, using your library account barcode number and enter a subject into the search.

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.

New Fiction

Adult

The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewel
Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw by Mike Lupica
Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
The magician by Colm Toibin
The Great, Glorious Goddamn of it All by Josh Ritter
L A Weather by Maria Escandon
New Kingdom by Wilbur Smith
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves

Young Adult

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Off the Record by Garrett Camryn

Juvenile

Fetch! By Paige Braddock
Kyle’s Little Sister by Bonhyung Jeong
The Ghoul Next Door by Cat Ferris
An occasionally Happy Family by Cliff Burke
Thrive by Kenneth Oppel
Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland
Aloha by Lincoln Peirce
Narwal’s School of Awesomeness by Ben Clanton

Children’s

Thanks for Nothing by Ryan T. Higgins
Norman Didn’t Do It by Ryan T. Higgins
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination by James Dean
Tiny Takes: Shell Quest by Steph Waldo

Adult Non-Fiction

Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights by Martin Dugard
Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11 by Joseph Pfeifer
Countdown bin Laden by Chris Wallace
Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Call and Response: The Story Behind Black Lives Matter by Veronica Chambers

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

Arrr! Calling all Junior Pirates! Come celebrate “National Pirate Day” at the library on September 19, 2021 from 1-3 pm at the Tolono Library. This is an In-person event and activities will be inside and outside the building. We will have fun, pirate-themed carnival games, a pirate Storywalk and even a “treasure hunt.” Recommended ages 1-12 (with parent/guardian). Face Mask Required.

You still have time to join the Fall 2021 Adult Reading Program. For every two books you read, up to six books total, you get a prize. Stop by the front desk to register for this fun event for anyone ages 18 and up! The Fall Adult Reading Program ends on September 30, 2021.

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 information for the month. After the program, stop by the Tolono Library at the scheduled date/time to pick up your prizes.

Take-Home Craft Kits: We will have a craft kit you can take home and do on your own. All directions and (most) all materials are included. Kits are available for pick-up, during the specified dates below, at the front desk while supplies last.

  • September 12-18: Children’s Craft: Color your own Keychain
  • September 19-25: Teen’s Craft: Color you own Keychain

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.

Resource-of-the-Month

EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast. Simply sign in, using your library account barcode number and enter a subject into the search.

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.

New Fiction

Adult

The Woods are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewel
Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw by Mike Lupica
Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
The magician by Colm Toibin
The Great, Glorious Goddamn of it All by Josh Ritter
L A Weather by Maria Escandon
New Kingdom by Wilbur Smith
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves

Young Adult

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Off the Record by Garrett Camryn
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Juvenile

Fetch! By Paige Braddock
Kyle’s Little Sister by Bonhyung Jeong
The Ghoul Next Door by Cat Ferris
An occasionally Happy Family by Cliff Burke
Thrive by Kenneth Oppel
Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland
Big Nate:
Aloha by Lincoln Peirce
Narwal’s School of Awesomeness by Ben Clanton

Children’s

Thanks for Nothing by Ryan T. Higgins
Norman Didn’t Do It by Ryan T. Higgins
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination by James Dean
Tiny Takes: Shell Quest by Steph Waldo

Adult Non-Fiction

Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights by Martin Dugard
Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11 by Joseph Pfeifer
Countdown bin Laden by Chris Wallace
Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Call and Response: The Story Behind Black Lives Matter by Veronica Chambers