Library News

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.

Apply for Will County Vote by Mail ballot online

Friday, June 26, 2020

Update on October 5, 2020: Please see the Will County Clerk’s list of Vote By Mail Drop Boxes on their Vote by Mail page for participating drop box locations.

You may apply online now for a Vote by Mail ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election at

When you apply online to Vote By Mail, the Will County Clerk's office will send you emails:

  1. When your ballot is mailed to you,
  2. When the Clerk's office receives your Ballot Return Envelope, and
  3. When your ballot has been processed and counted.

The Clerk's office will start mailing ballots in late September / early October 2020. All Vote By Mail ballots come with postage-paid Ballot Return Envelopes. You may submit the Ballot Return Envelope in a secured drop box (see Will County Clerk’s list of Vote By Mail Drop Boxes on their Vote by Mail page). You may also use standard US mail. If you use standard US mail to send your Ballot Return envelope, you must get a postmark before or on Election Day, Nov. 3.