Weekly News

Tolono Public Library News for April 19 through April 26, 2019


The Library will be closed Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter.  We will re-open Monday, April 22 with regular hours.


Did you know that if we do not have the item you are looking for and it is not available in the Share system, we can try to request the item through WorldCat? WorldCat extends our search for items to participating libraries throughout the United States. Helen Neal processes our WorldCat requests.  You can contact her at to make your request, or see a staff member, and they will get the message to her.

Program Events this Week

Biomimicry will presented by the Champaign County Forest Preserve District.  Join us Monday, April 22  from 2-3pm to explore biomimicry and learn all about amazing inventions based off of nature. Participants will get to do some exciting experiments during this program.  This program is suitable for 5-13 years old.

Storytime with Miss Emily will meet this week on Monday morning from 10:00-10:45 am.  The Theme for this week is Earth Day.  Join others in celebrating Earth Day by listening to stories about our planet.  Children will make a paper plate earth and play a recycling game. Preschoolers and parents are welcome to attend.

Have you always wanted to write a book?  Local author, Kastie Plavik will lead an hour long workshop about how to write and self-publish your book.  Kastie will share how she became successful and give tips on how you can fulfill your dream of becoming a published author.  Join Kastie at the library on Tuesday, April 23 from 5-6pm.  Kastie will have her books available for cash purchase for $10.00 each.

Seniors 60 and over are invited to join us for Coffee Talk on Wednesday, April 24th at 9 am. This weekly program encourages seniors to visit with each other and enjoy friendly conversation.  Enjoy coffee, light snacks, and good company.

The Adult Reading Program continues through AprilRead 5 books in a row and get a BINGO!  Once you have a BINGO, bring your sheet in for staff to initial and you will get an entry into a drawing for one of two gift baskets.  You can continue to participate and get bingos until your card is full. Adults 18 years old and up are welcome to participate.  All books must be from the Tolono Library.


Run, Clean, Walk, Learn, Unwind.  Whatever you do…PLAYAWAY will keep you listening.  Playaway all-in-one audiobooks make it easy to listen to classic, best-selling and award-winning audiobooks anytime, anywhere.  Each Playaway is pre-loaded with a single book, available free through the Tolono Public Library, and perfect for everyone from children to adults.  No personal device needed for use.  No download or set-up fee. No wi-fi required. No distraction from incoming phone calls or push notifications. Check one out today!

New Fiction:


Metropolis by Philip Kerr
Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry
The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman
Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
Miracle at St Andrews by James Patterson
The Patient One by Shelly Shephard Gray
The Book of Dreams by Nina George
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
The Gown: a Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson
The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes
Outside Looking In by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Saving Meghan by Daniel Palmer
Lovely War by Julie Berry
The A List (Large Print) by Judith Jance

Young Adult

The Giver (Graphic Novel) by Craig P. Russell
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
The Fall of Crazy House by James Patterson
The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco
Cicada by Shaun Tan


Lost Stars by Erin Hunter
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras
Sanity and Tallulah (Graphic Novel) by Molly Brooks


Searching for Stinkodon by Megan McDonald
Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan
Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier
Our Celebraciõn! by Susan Middleton Elya
Calm With the Very Hungry Caterpiller by Eric Carle
Rappy and His Favorite Things by Dan Gutman

New Non-Fiction:


The Storm on Our Shores by Mark Obmascik
A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
On Faith by Antonin  Scalia
Mentors: how to Help and Be Helped by Russell Brand
Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler

New Movies

Welcome to Marwen  DVD and Blu-Ray
Vice  DVD and Blu-Ray
Bumblebee  DVD and Blu-Ray
Glass  DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K

View or Print a TPL Calendar or Schedule

April Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

April Preschool Storytime Schedule

May Preschool Storytime Schedule