Learn how to take a course for free on Feb. 23!

Introduction to Universal Class is a presentation that will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the library’s program room.
It will cover the basics of Universal Class, an online continuing education services with a catalog of over five hundred courses in business, health, test preparation, computer training, homeschooling and more.
Please register at tollandct.gov/libraryand look for the Online Events Calendar.
The classes are free due to funding from the Tolland Public Library Foundation.


Ways to support the Tolland Public Library Foundation on Giving Tuesday and Year Round

Here’s a worthy cause to consider supporting on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, or year round: the Tolland Public Library Foundation.
Since 1996, the foundation has made grants to the Tolland Public Library for programs, author visits, computers for public use, databases including Ancestry.com, and technology, including completely outfitting the library’s Maker Space.
Here are six ways you can support the foundation with a tax-deductible gift:
*Use the QR code below to make a donation.
*Donate direct at this website.
*Designate the foundation for a portion of your purchases made at AmazonSmile.
*Designate the foundation through United Way payroll deductions.
*Mail a check to the Tolland Public Library Foundation, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084.
*Consider a bequest to the foundation in your estate.
Thank you for any donation, large or small.

Learn How to Conduct an Oral History Interview on Sept. 11

     The Tolland Public Library Foundation will hold its second training in conducting oral history interviews at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green for Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
     Thank you to the Tolland Historical Society for hosting this session, which is part of the foundation’s Tolland Oral History Performance Project.
     Kristen Morgan, a foundation board member and associate professor of theatre and performance media at Eastern Connecticut State University, will explain the project, which centers on gathering vignettes and quotes from Tolland residents for inclusion in a script that will culminate in a public performance.
     Kristen will also be demonstrating how to use video equipment that the foundation has purchased for the Tolland Public Library that patrons can check out for free.
After the session, plan on visiting the jail museum, which is operated by the historical society. Admission is free.
     Registration is recommended. To register, email foundation board secretary Kate Farrish at [email protected]

Kindle Your Love for Reading by Entering a Drawing on Sept. 10

The Tolland Public Library Foundation will hold a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader at the townwide Celebrate Tolland festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Tolland Middle School.
Come learn more about the library foundation by visiting its table at Celebrate Tolland, and while you’re there, fill out entry form for the drawing. The Kindle e-reader has a 6.8-inch display, 8 GB of storage, an adjustable light and up to 10 weeks of battery life.
The Tolland Public Library Foundation was established in 1996 to receive donations to benefit the Tolland Public Library and to enhance library services beyond what the town budget provides.
The drawing is open to Tolland residents, aged 12 and over, and a winner’s name will be drawn at 4 p.m. at Celebrate Tolland. Leading up to Sept. 10, residents can also enter to win the Kindle by visiting the library at 21 Tolland Green.

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader 8GB