Library News

Get push notifications for holds available, loans expiring in Libby

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Push notifications are now live in Libby, providing a new way to connect with and engage more readers. Users can choose which notifications they’d like to receive from the Libby menu under Manage Notifications, including:

  • When a hold becomes available
  • When a loan is about to expire
  • When a loan has expired
  • And more!
Phone showing Libby notification options in settings
Phone lock screen showing push notification from Libby

Other notes:

  • Notifications are device-specific, so users can set their notification preferences for each device they use Libby on.
  • After swiping a push notification, a user will be taken to their Reading Journey for that title, which displays any previous interactions and activity the user had with that book (notes, highlights, time read, etc.).
  • Users on devices that don’t support push notifications (or where they’re disabled) can opt to receive notifications via email or in the Libby menu.
  • Along with a new Manage Notifications section, we’ve refreshed and simplified the Libby menu.
  • Going forward, email addresses for users that opt into Libby notifications will no longer be captured in Marketplace reports.
  • As a follow-up to our earlier message, in early 2020, hold redelivery will replace auto-checkout, and Libby's notifications will be a helpful tool for guiding users through the new experience. Learn more about hold redelivery on the Overdrive website.

To enjoy notifications and other app improvements, be sure to install the latest update for Libby from your device’s app store.

Visit Libby Help for more information about notifications and other Libby features. As always, feel free to reach out to New Lenox Library staff if you need assistance.

Some library web pages not working

Monday, December 09, 2019

We currently have a few web pages that are not working — mostly our pages that contain forms, such as our Friends of the Library page, Be a Volunteer page, Travel Kits page, and 3D Printing page. We are working to bring those pages back online. In the meantime, you can call the Library at 815-485-2605 for answers to your questions. Thank you for your patience. 

Ghouls & Golf: play mini-golf in the library, win awesome raffle prizes

Friday, October 18, 2019

Did you get your Ghouls and Golf tickets yet? You can avoid the line at the door if you did!

Join us for Ghouls & Golf on Sunday, October 27 from 11 am – 4 pm.

We have 18 holes of mini golf inside the library. You even get to golf down the staircase on the last hole. Plus, you get to wear your costumes! 

Admission is $3. Purchase at the library anytime before the event or at the door on the day of the event.

Make sure to mark your calendars you won't want to miss this awesome Halloween event!

Ghouls and Golf illustration. Six cartoon animals stand on grassy hills in front of a haunted mansion with bare trees. A fox in a witch's hat stands next to a golf club, a golf ball, and a sign that says Welcome to the Library. A frog wears a pirate hat and eye patch. A fluffy white dog wears a black cat mask, and sits next to two jack-o-lanterns. In the foreground, a basset hound wearing a ghost costume carries a plastic pumpkin bag for candy. To the right, a raccoon in a Frankenstein masks holds up candy from the full candy cauldron between them. Farthest right, an owl wears horns and bat wings.
Ghouls and Golf illustration. Six cartoon animals stand on grassy hills in front of a haunted mansion with bare trees. A fox in a witch's hat stands next to a golf club, a golf ball, and a sign that says Welcome to the Library. A frog wears a pirate hat and eye patch. A fluffy white dog wears a black cat mask, and sits next to two jack-o-lanterns. In the foreground, a basset hound wearing a ghost costume carries a plastic pumpkin bag for candy. To the right, a raccoon in a Frankenstein masks holds up candy from the full candy cauldron between them. Farthest right, an owl wears horns and bat wings.

 

Special space for genealogy, local history created upstairs

Friday, October 18, 2019

Our new Genealogy & Local History Corner puts all of your resources in one spot! Use the microfilm machine or the computer dedicated for genealogy and local history research, browse through the Local History collection, or request a one-on-one hour with our Genealogy expert on staff.

For more genealogy and local history resources, visit our Genealogy page.

New Genealogy and Local History Area upstairs in front of study rooms. Photo shows area with dedicated computer, microfilm cabinet and reader to the right; study table with six seats in the middle; and low shelves of local history and genealogy books and other resources on the left.
New Genealogy and Local History Area upstairs in front of study rooms. Photo shows area with dedicated computer, microfilm cabinet and reader to the right; study table with six seats in the middle; and low shelves of local history and genealogy books and other resources on the left.