Friends of the New Lenox Library

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A vital Library and community support

Our fundraising efforts add valuable new materials, equipment and services to the Library every year, such as helping to establish the Digital Media Lab and sponsoring the 18th hole at Ghouls & Golf.

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Quickly responding to COVID-19 community needs

We also helped the Library quickly respond to changes due to COVID-19, significantly expanding the number of ebooks accessible to our community, buying gift cards to support local businesses for 2020's Summer Learning Challenge, and purchasing equipment to support virtual meetings.  

A long and storied history

Founded in 1966, The Friends of the New Lenox Library is an independent 501(c)3 supporting the New Lenox Public Library District, helping the Library expand its potential to serve the New Lenox community. Fundraising has included the Book Sale, community cookbook, and mum sale, as well as special events such as the Spring Gala and Community Rummage Sale.

Be Our Friend & Make a Difference

Are you looking to be more involved in our community? The Friends of the New Lenox Library are always looking for more people interested in joining. This is a great way to get involved with just a little time and effort to commit.

If you are interested in getting involved, fill out the form below or pick a membership application up at the Library. Individual membership is $10 per year, and a family membership is $25 per year.

Contact Friends of the Library at We’d love to hear from you.

2021 Meetings & Events

Next Friends Meeting
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 pm
Meeting Rooms at the Library

Annual Friend’s Mum Sale Ordering
Now until August 4

Ladies Night in the Commons
Friday, August 20

Annual Friend’s Mum Sale Pickup
Saturday, September 4 from 10 am–12 pm

Friends Community Rummage Sale
Saturday, September 25

2019–2020 Donations

Project Grant
Ebook expansion during COVID-19 shutdown $5,000.00
2020 Summer Learning gift cards supporting local businesses $1,200.00
Meeting Owl camera for virtual meetings $999.00
Encyclopedias $999.00
Carpet cleaning $500.00
Ghouls & Golf Sponsorship $1,000.00
Microphone for events $317.69
Take & Make wooden signs $221.98

Become a Member

I would like to help with (check as many as you wish):
Choose your annual Friends membership dues:
Please mail or drop off checks or cash to:
New Lenox Public Library District
Attn: Friends of the Library
120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL 60451
Would you like to be contacted by library staff about volunteering on an ongoing basis at the library?