We’re always looking for ways to partner with others in our community, whether they’re non-profit organizations, local businesses, or local talent. We help each other with events, library programs, community celebrations, and more. You can help the library by:
- Donating prizes for summer and winter reading programs
- Sponsoring speakers and performers for programs and events for all ages
- Donating supplies for programs for all ages
- Exhibiting art or collections in our display cases
- Volunteering at the library
- Joining the Friends of the Library
- Sponsoring our fundraising events
Contact Head of Youth Services Alissa Raschke-Janchenko at firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor children’s programs and Programming Coordinator Kelli Svancarek at email@example.com to sponsor teen, adult, and senior programs.
Our Community Partners
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the New Lenox Library is a group of dedicated people who help the New Lenox Library expand its potential to serve the New Lenox community. Ongoing fundraising like the Book Sale, as well as special events like the Spring Gala and the Community Rummage Sale, add valuable new equipment and services to the library every year. Such fundraising helped establish the Digital Media Lab in 2014.
Village of New Lenox
New Lenox Library participates in many Village events throughout the year. You’ll see us cheering you on at the many 5K Runs and Walks in New Lenox. If there’s bad weather during a Concert in the Commons, our staff are there to provide shelter for your family inside the library. When the weather turns cold, we’ll be merry and bright together at Christmas in the Commons.
New Lenox Safe Communities America
The Safe Communities America Coalition improves the health, safety and quality of life for residents and visitors through injury analysis and the implementation of programs designed to increase safety and prevent injuries. The library hosts safety programs, such as Matter of Balance, to help you learn more ways to take care of yourself and your family and friends.
New Lenox Chamber of Commerce
The Library partners with the Chamber of Commerce to showcase library resources. Our Marketing Roundtables talk about best practices and new trends. Our Digital Media Lab offers training in and access to high-end design, video, and audio equipment. Services like the Reference USA database and Lynda.com training are invaluable to local businesses. We also love to participate in Chamber events, including the annual Business Expo and Halloween Fest.
We’re proud to partner with local businesses. Just 4 U Café sells coffee, sandwiches, and other goodies in our building. Our Trivia Night is hosted by Beggars Pizza. We also showcase local senior services and related businesses at our monthly Senior Coffee program.
Do you have a local business? If you’d like to host or sponsor a library program for teens or adults, please contact our Programming Coordinator Kelli Svancarek at firstname.lastname@example.org. For children’s programs, please contact our Head of Youth Services Alissa Raschke-Janchenko at email@example.com.
We love sharing the Library! Classes can take a tour, do a library scavenger hunt, and visit the Digital Media Lab. Grade schools up to 6th Grade can contact Head of Youth Services Alissa Raschke-Janchenko at firstname.lastname@example.org for ways New Lenox Public Library can support your students. For teens in 7th Grade and up, contact our Teen Coordinator Melissa Leggero at email@example.com.