Our Community Vision
The New Lenox Public Library District enhances the quality of life in our community by fostering lifelong discovery, education, and opportunity.
We provide high-quality resources and experiences that enrich the lives of our community members.
Our Strategic Plan 2022–2025
Build awareness of the library’s value.
- Develop targeted communications strategies
- Revamp the library website
- Identify and pursue opportunities for shared marketing with community organizations
Lead technology literacy for the community.
- Increase capacity to provide one-on-one technology assistance
- Expand understanding of and access to e-resources
Increase the accessibility of library resources to all community members.
- Develop opportunities to increase engagement with individuals and families with differing needs
- Improve the physical accessibility of the library
- Explore the feasibility of expanding the library’s hours of operation
- Identify and minimize barriers to library service
Strengthen community partnerships.
- Collaborate with local schools to advance opportunities for lifelong learning
- Partner with organizations serving older adults to increase access to library resources and opportunities for social connectedness
- Increase connection with post-secondary students
- Identify and pursue outreach strategies to connect with new parents and promote early literacy
The New Lenox Public Library District values:
- Demonstrating excellence in customer service in a welcoming atmosphere
- Providing, supporting, and advocating for access for all
- Acting with initiative, creativity, and flexibility
- Working with enthusiasm and optimism to reach goals
- Maintaining responsible stewardship of resources
- Protecting user privacy and confidentiality
- Providing opportunity to connect with others
Our Patron Services Commitment
What you can expect from us:
- We acknowledge each patron and provide service with kindness and respect
- Our spaces are well maintained, accommodating, and available for community use
- We provide service efficiently and effectively; finding an answer to your question is our priority
- We listen first and adapt to your changing needs in order to provide personalized service
- Our management is committed to delivering on our Strategic Goals and meeting community expectations in a way that is fiscally responsible
- We provide opportunities for community engagement, participation, and learning