Library News

Borrow magazines through Overdrive website, Libby app

Friday, February 05, 2021

Borrow magazines through the Overdrive website or the Libby app! RBdigital has merged with Overdrive.

  • Magazines can be borrowed for 14 days, but you can change your borrowing period to 7 or 21 days.
  • Checkouts of magazines will not count against the regular loan limit of 5 checkouts at a time.
  • Magazines can be checked out at any time; no holds, no waiting.
  • You can renew your borrowed magazines within 3 days of the due date, or you can check them out again at any time.
  • Overdrive tries to supply 3 years of back issues where available. Links to previous issues can be found on the magazine's title details page.
  • Unlike RBdigital, there is no option for automatic checkouts of new magazines as they become available.

If you have previously borrowed magazines from RBDigital, you will be able to access them by either going to or installing the free Zinio app. You will need to register a new Zinio account using the same email address your used for RBDigital. Once you are registered, you should be able to view previously borrowed magazines.

February is a Hoopla Bonus Borrows month

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

February is the first Hoopla Bonus Borrows Month of 2021!

One month per quarter (February, May, August, and November), you can choose from hundreds of titles in our Bonus Borrows collection. Bonus Borrows do not count towards your 4 checkouts a month. 

In addition to these titles, you continue to have access to Hoopla's Instant collection of over 950,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more.

Hoopla available February 1

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Hoopla is coming February 1! Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hoopla has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

View Hoopla's website and download the Hoopla app at eBooks, Audiobooks & Digital Magazines.

Library building reopens, goes fine free February 1; expanding hours by late 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The library is excited to have our building open once again for browsing and computer use! Our popular Grab and Go service will continue to be offered upon request. Some other services will be limited, such as in-person programs and one-on-one technology assistance. That being said, the library is open 24/7 online, with brand new databases and streaming services for 2021, such as Hoopla.

The library staff have adapted to these uncertain times and have even started to provide new services, such as youth mystery bags, make and take crafts, Grab and Go materials pick up, and a plethora of online programs. For those unable to make it to the library, we offer Homebound Services to New Lenox residents. To make services more accessible to those facing financial difficulties, the library will no longer be charging daily overdue fines starting February 1.

An outcome that was promised to the community as a result of the successful referendum was expanded hours. We are preparing for this exciting and long awaited expansion of service, which is slated to begin in late summer/early fall barring any extreme changes in the pandemic. Although the past year has been challenging, we continue to move forward, reinvent ourselves, and plan for the future.