Library News

Blood drive in New Lenox Library parking lot on November 21

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

New Lenox Public Library
120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois
Google Map

Appointments preferred. Call or text Chelsea at 800-786-4483 to make an appointment, email Liz Wetmore at, or sign up at Versiti Blood Center of Illinois.

Every donor will save up to 3 lives! Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. 16 year olds are welcome with a guardian consent form (available at the drive).

The SARS COV-2 antibody test, AKA COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of our standard testing. Donors will be notified of results in the donor portal and Versiti mobile app and via email for positive (+) results.

White text on orange and bright pink background. People need people. Give blood on November 21

Monday, October 19 – High school blood drive in the Library parking lot

Can't make November 21? Lincoln-Way Central High School will also be hosting a mobile blood drive in the New Lenox Library parking lot on Monday, October 19. Please see their Facebook post and view their appointment scheduler for more information. (This event is being hosted in the library parking lot, not in the high school’s parking lot.)

Mums Sale pickup on Saturday, September 26

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Mums can be picked up Saturday, September 26 at the library’s front entrance from 10 am to 12 pm. Any remaining mums will be for sale for $8.00 at that time.

Fine Free ends, regular overdue fines back in place

Monday, August 10, 2020

Our COVID-19 Fine-Free Response, in place during the Spring and Summer, ended on Friday, August 7. Regular overdue fines will once again be in place. If you have any questions, please contact Circulation at 815-485-2605.

Teardrop at the Library café opening July 20

Monday, July 13, 2020

The library is excited to welcome Teardrop at the Library to its café space! Earlier this year, the library issued a Request for Proposal for its café space and was lucky to receive several qualified applicants. After reviewing and discussing the submissions, the New Lenox Public Library District Board of Trustees selected Gina's Teardrop Café. The quality of the proposal, the history of success of Gina's Teardrop Café on Laraway (including being named the Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business of the Year), and Gina’s investment in the New Lenox community were determining factors in selecting the newest café licensee.

The café is currently making improvements to the space and will be opening on July 20. Watch our Café page for more details and follow Gina's Teardrop Café on Facebook for updates.