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Tween Lock-In

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in the Library after closing-time? If so, then join us for our first-ever, after-hours, tween lock-in! This event is for tweens in grades 3-8 (ages 9 and up), and is taking place on Saturday, May 10, from 7:00-11:00 pm. We'll have movies, snacks, crafts, laser tag, and other activities. Permission form packets are available at the Library and must be filled out by a parent/guardian. Program fee of $3 per child is due at registration. Registration began April 7 and ends May 5.

1st Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Our Peeps are in! Come to Adult Reference Desk and vote for your favorite between now and Saturday, April 19. The winner gets a $25 gift card.

Peeps Diorama

Teen Volunteers are Needed this Summer

The Youth Services department is seeking responsible, dependable, enthusiastic, and friendly teens to help with the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Volunteering over the summer is a great way to earn community service hours for your school or other organization, and volunteers are needed to help with many different activities over the summer.

All new and returning summer volunteers must:

  1. be entering at least grade 7 in the fall
  2. fill out a volunteer application
  3. attend one mandatory info session with a parent in April
  4. take part in a mandatory hands-on training session in May

The required teen and parent info sessions will be held Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 pm. Registration is going on now for the info sessions, so be sure to sign up for one with your parent. All summer volunteer applications are due May 10 (no exceptions). Hands-on training sessions will be held in May (dates TBD).

Join the Art Club

Spaces are still available in The Art Club, which is meeting on Monday, April 21, from 4:30-5:30 pm. In this program, kids in grades 1-8 create some awesome art, discover new books, and do other activities. April's art project is Bubble Art! Kids will create some "pop art" by blowing bubbles with paint to create their own masterpiece. Register today.

Digital Media Lab Coming Soon

Digital Media Lab
Digital Media Lab

With the funds from last year’s Mini-Golf Fundraiser and Friends of the Library Spring Arts Festival, the Library will soon be opening a Digital Media Lab on the 2nd floor in what was once the Periodicals Room. We plan to open the Lab in early June, but wanted to give cardholders a sneak peek at what’s to come.

We will have two stations with Macs, Adobe Creative Suite, and more. We have a Canon DSLR and a Canon Camcorder with a green, black or white backdrop that can be used in the library. We are also excited to offer Lynda.com which will offers users of the lab the chance to expand their knowledge with online tutorials.

We will also have VHS to DVD, LP to MP3 and Cassette to MP3 converters for people to update their older media to newer formats.

All of the equipment and software will be free to New Lenox cardholders. Stay tuned for more information soon!