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Tolono Public Library News for June 10-17, 2021

The Tolono Public Library District would like to announce changes happening at the library.

  •  Hours for Patron use of the Library:
    • 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday
    • 10 am to 4 pm Saturday’s
    • Noon – 4 pm Sunday’s
  • Masks will be required for unvaccinated patrons.
  • All seating will be available throughout the library.
  • The Study Room will be open first-come, first-served basis with a 2-hour time limit.
  • All patron computers will be available with a 1-hour time limit.
  • Restrooms and a water fountain will be open for patron use.
  • The Meeting Room will be open beginning July 1 for pre-approved events.  Call the Library for details on how to schedule.
  • The children’s play wall remains closed at this time.

Book Sale!  Mark your calendars for June 11-30 for the Tolono Library Book Sale.  Items will be on tables in the meeting room. You are welcome to browse and choose the books you want.  Payment will be by donation. There’s sure to be something for everyone! Bags will be available.

The Summer Reading Program: “Reading Colors Your World” will run from June 5 until July 17, 2021.  For every 100 minutes you read (up to 500), you get a prize!  Your 600th minute gets you an entry into the “Grand Prize Raffle.” Stop in to register or email programs@tolonolibrary.org to register online.  You can view prizes at the library.

Program Events this Week

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit for June will be available for check out while supplies last beginning June 1 and running for the entire month.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages, and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities. One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.  Kit themes for June are Arts and Crafts or Family Ties.

Summer Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and, she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  For prize pick-up, we will set up a time to pick up prizes at the Library. Ages 5-13.

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.

  • Adult: June 6-12: Glass Charms
  • Children: June 13-19: Design Your Own Library Bag
  • Teen: June 20-26: Design Your Own Library Bag

Summer Reading Program Virtual Program Series via Zoom, 10-10:45 am:  During each week of the Summer Reading Program. We have partnered with amazing organizations to bring you/your children exciting and educational opportunities.  Pick the programs you want to attend and email programs@tolonolibrary.org to connect to these programs.  Recommended ages 5-13

  • June 17: It’s Easy Being Green
  • June 24: Reading Isn’t Corny

Resource-of-the-Month

My Heritage:  Search family history with this extensive historical records site.  My Heritage is an online genealogy platform that is an easy and exciting way to explore your family history.  Type in a name and access 13.3 billion historical records for genealogy research.

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
Hidden by Fern Michaels
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Jackpot by Stuart Woods
Unfinished Business by JA Jance
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams
The Other Black Girl by Zkiya Dalila Harris
Freed by EL James

Young Adult
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard

Juvenile
Mia Mayhem Rides the Waves by Kara West
Wild River by Rodman Philbrick
The Leak by Kate Reed Petty  (graphic novel)
Lily to the Rescue by W. Bruce Cameron
Kitty by Paula Harrison
Children’s
There was a Silly Unicorn Who Wanted to Fly by Ken Geist
Cars, Signs and Porcupines by Ethan Long

New Movies
Chaos Walking DVD and Blu-Ray

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Tolono Public Library News for June 3-10, 2021

We offer 4 locations for our patrons to drop off Tolono Public Library District items.

  • Sadorus- located outside the Post Office at 123 East Market Street.
  • Savoy- One drop box across the street from the Fire Station on East Tomaras and one drop box at Carrie Busey School on Prairie Rose Lane.
  • Tolono- Located at the Library, on the wall to the right of the main door, at 111 East Main St.
  • Please do not put donations in any of the book drops.
  • Please take Champaign Library items back to the Champaign Public Library.
  • Please take Urbana Library items back to the Urbana Free Library.

Book Sale!  Mark your calendars for June 11-30 for the Tolono Library Book Sale.  Items will be on tables in the meeting room. You are welcome to browse and choose the books you want.  Payment will be by donation.  Bags will be available.

The Summer Reading Program: Reading Colors Your World! for Children and Teens will be starting soon!  All Summer Reading Programs and Events will be Virtual this year. The Tolono Public Library is starting the Summer Reading Program with a Kick-Off Event on June 5 from 1-2 pm.  Join Miss Jeannette for our fantastic annual summer reading program kick-off!  During this program, you will get to make two fun and colorful craft projects that celebrate kindness and friendship.  Craft packets will be available for pick up at the Library from May 29 to June 5 (while supplies last).

The Summer Reading Program will run from June 5 until July 17, 2021.  For every 100 minutes you read (up to 500), you get a prize!  Your 600th minute gets you an entry into the “Grand Prize Raffle.”

For information on how to connect and sign up for this program, email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org.  You can also see the prizes and read more information about the summer reading program by looking at the display in the glass case at the Library.

Program Events this Week

Summer Reading Program Virtual Program Series via Zoom, 10-10:45 am:  During each week of the Summer Reading Program. We have partnered with amazing organizations to bring you/your children exciting and educational opportunities.  Pick the programs you want to attend and email programs@tolonolibrary.org to connect to these programs.  Recommended ages 5-13

  • June 8: Blacksmith Grey
  • June 10: Seeing Red
  • June 17: It’s Easy Being Green
  • June 24: Reading Isn’t Corny

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit for June will be available for check out while supplies last beginning June 1 and running for the entire month.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages, and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities. One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.  Kit themes for June are Arts and Crafts or Family Ties.

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.

  • Adult: June 6-12: Glass Charms
  • Children: June 13-19: Design Your Own Library Bag
  • Teen: June 20-26: Design Your Own Library Bag

Summer Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and, she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  For prize pick-up, we will set up a time to pick up prizes at the Library. Ages 5-13.

We need your input! The Tolono Library District is evaluating our open hours.  Let us know your thought about our hours by taking our survey.  Paper surveys are available and can be picked up at the Library.  These may be returned to the library lobby in the wooden box.  People can also complete the survey by following the links on social media and our website.  The survey takes just a few minutes to complete, and there is a place for written comments.

Resource-of-the-Month

My Heritage:  Search family history with this extensive historical records site.  My Heritage is an online genealogy platform that is an easy and exciting way to explore your family history.  Type in a name and access 13.3 billion historical records for genealogy research.

New Fiction

Adult 

The Guncle by Steven Rowley
The Unforgiven by Heather Graham
Version Zero by David Yoon
Arctic Storm Rising by Dale Brown
The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler
Legacy by Nora Roberts
The Vanishing Point by Elizabeth Brundage

Young Adult
Pumpkin by Julie Murphy

Children’s
Sock on the Loose by Connor McGlauflin
Dog VS Ultra Dog by Troy Wilson

New Movies
The Nest  DVD and Blu-Ray
Cosmic Sin  DVD and Blu-Ray
Above Suspicion  DVD and Blu-Ray
Minari  DVD and Blu-Ray
Supernova  DVD

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Tolono Public Library News for May 27 to June 3, 2021

The Tolono Library will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.  Book drops will be open.

The Tolono Public Library District is evaluating our open hours – and we want your input!  Would you like more/different morning hours for earlier visits on your way to work? Or different evening weekend hours that might work better for you?  Let us know by taking this short survey!   Paper surveys are also available and can be picked up at the library. These may be returned to the library lobby in the wooden box.  Thank you for participating!

Summer Reading Program: Reading Colors Your World! 

Summer Reading Program for Children and Teens will be starting soon!  All Summer Reading Programs and Events will be Virtual this year. The Tolono Public Library is starting the Summer Reading Program with a Kick-Off Event on June 5 from 1-2 pm.  Join Miss Jeannette for our fantastic annual summer reading program kick-off!  During this program, you will get to make two fun and colorful craft projects that celebrate kindness and friendship.  Craft packets will be available for pick up at the Library from May 29 to June 5 (while supplies last).

The Summer Reading Program will run from June 5 until July 17, 2021.  For every 100 minutes you read (up to 500), you get a prize!  Your 600th minute gets you an entry into the “Grand Prize Raffle.”

For information on how to connect and sign up for this program, email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org.  You can also see the prizes and read more information about the summer reading program by looking at the display in the glass case at the Library.

Program Events this Week

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit for June will be available for check out while supplies last beginning June 1 and running for the entire month.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages, and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities. One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.  Kit themes for June are Arts and Crafts or Family Ties.

Summer Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 1-1:30 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and, she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  For prize pick-up, we will set up a time to pick up prizes at the Library. Ages 5-13.

Resource-of-the-Month

Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.  Enter personal information, including your job history.  Choose the parts you’d like to highlight and choose from a collection of concise and professional job statements.  Your result will be a great-looking, well-written resume that will give you the edge in today’s job market.  This app also features easy to create supporting documents.  You can set up a profile with a secure login to save all your documents for future use.

New Fiction

Adult

Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
The Hunting Wives by Mary Cobb
Where the Grass is Green, and the Girls are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
China: the novel by Edward Rutherfurd
Children’s

Keeping the City Going by Brian Floca
Roller Bears by Eric Seltzer
The Traffic Tie-Up by Chris Barton
A Shazam Showdown by Alexandra West
Bunny Will Not Jump! by Jason Tharp
Clean-up Time! By Patty Michaels
Crossing the Current by Jane Yolen
Interrupting Cow by Jane Yolen
Interrupting Cow and Chicken Crossing the Road by Jane Yolen

New Non-Fiction 

Adult

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig
State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built by Tamika Mallory
Freedom by Sebastian Junger

New Movies

Raya and the Last Dragon  DVD and Blu-Ray
The Marksman DVD and Blu-Ray

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