Summer Learning Challenge

Summer Learning Challenge

Summer is the perfect time to try new things. Are you ready to take the challenge?

Sign up for the It’s Showtime at the Library Challenge starting Monday, June 3. The Challenge is for all ages, birth through adults. The first week, June 3–8, is for registration only; weekly prizes begin the week of June 10. Pick up your challenge logs in either Youth or Adult Services, or download them below.

If you have questions, please call the Library at 815-485-2605. Adult Services is at extension 123, and Youth Services is at 117.

Sign Up for the Summer Learning Challenge!

Youth Services (Birth–Entering 8th Grade)

Complete the summer challenge by doing activities from the list on your log (26 choices including reading). After completing 12 activities, you will earn a prize and raffle entry.

When you finish the log, by completing any combination of 36 activities, you will get a free book! You can complete a bonus log to earn an additional raffle entry.

The challenge log is redeemable for prizes between June 10 – July 27. Check out the lobby display case to see some of the exciting raffle prizes you can win!

First Challenge Logs

Bonus Logs

Adult and Teen Services (Teens Entering Grades 7-12)​

Fill out your "passport" with activities and books you read over the summer. The more activities you do, the better your chances at winning our weekly prizes!

Sign up in person at the Library, or online to join the Summer Learning Challenge. Weekly raffle prizes will start being handed out the week of June 10. We give out two prizes for teens and two for adults every week.

Yes, teens in 7th & 8th Grades get to participate in both challenges!

Kindness Rocks! #nlplrocks

Kindness Rocks

The Library is encouraging families to spread kindness this summer with kindness rocks!

When you find a Kindness Rock, we would like you to tag it either on Instagram with #nlplrocks or post on New Lenox Public Library's Facebook page so that we can see where the rocks travel to. Once you find an “nlplrocks” rock, we encourage you to reshare and put it in another space.

Kindness rocks are rocks painted with a positive message or image and are then put in a public space either locally or taken on vacation with you. They are placed in plain sight so that they can be spotted easily. The goal is to put a smile on someone else’s face and watch kindness spread. The community was invited to decorate a kindness rock at our Kickoff on June 3.

Keep the kindness going!