Tonieboxes & Tonies

Tonieboxes use audio storytelling to introduce pre-readers and developing readers to the wonders of stories and music. Each Toniebox checks out with a set of figurines called Tonies. Add a Tonie to the top of the box and it instantly starts to play! When children combine Tonies with play, they unlock the real wonder of storytelling – a mix of fascination, surprise, curiosity and a craving for exploration.

In addition to our Toniebox sets, we check out sets of Tonie figurines that do not include a Toniebox.

Checking out a Toniebox or Tonie Figurine Set

You can borrow a Toniebox for 14 days. There are 2 renewals* for this item. Only 2 Library of Things items – which include Tonieboxes, Tonie figurine sets, telescopes, radon detectors, hotspots, anatomical models, Finch robots, Chromebooks, binoculars kits, blood pressure monitor kits, and microscope kits – can be checked out on a library card at a time.

* Items are not renewable when someone is on the waiting list.

Using a Toniebox

Turning On and Off

To turn on, pinch one of the Toniebox ears or place the Toniebox on its charging station. After 10 minutes of inactivity, the Toniebox will automatically turn off.

Playing and Pausing

When the LED on the Toniebox is solid green, place a Tonie on top. If you want to pause or stop the content, simply remove the Tonie from the Toniebox. If you want to resume the content, place the same Tonie back on top of the Toniebox and the content will resume from where it left off.

Adjusting the Volume

Pinch the larger ear a few times to increase the volume and pinch the smaller ear to decrease the volume.

Skipping Back and Forth

To skip back and forth between tracks, tap the side of the Toniebox. To fast forward or rewind, slightly tilt the Toniebox on its side.

Charging the Toniebox

When fully charged, the Toniebox can be used for up to 7 hours. When the battery is almost empty, the Toniebox LED will turn sold orange. When the battery is empty, the LED will flash red and the Toniebox will let you know that it needs to be charged.

List of Tonieboxes

These sets include a Toniebox, which make them a great option for people who do not own a Toniebox. If you have your own Toniebox, consider checking out our Tonie figurine sets. These Tonieboxes will not work with Wichita Public Library's Tonie figurine sets.

List of Tonie figurine sets

These sets, which do not include a Toniebox, are great for people who own a Toniebox and want to experience new figurines. These figurines will not work with Wichita Public Library's Tonieboxes. If you do not have your own Toniebox, consider checking out our Toniebox sets.

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