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Summer Reading is Coming

Summer Reading Program

Youth Services is getting ready for this year's Summer Reading Program: Paws to Read, and the animals have invaded! The next time you're at the Library, take a look at all the animal-related activities and decorations scattered throughout the youth department. We've got monkeys in the tree, footprints on the walls, and more! But you don't have to be a kid to take part in the fun and earn prizes! Remember, Summer Reading for all ages (birth-adult) begins June 2.

Closed for In-Service Day

The library will be closed Friday, May 16th, for a staff in-service day. We will reopen Saturday, May 17th, at 10:00am.

What Does the Librarian Say? (the Fox parody)

Join us at the New Lenox Public Library for this year's summer reading program, Paws to Read, beginning on June 2. Keep track of your time spent reading to earn prizes and coupons. Participating in summer reading is as easy as reading/listening to books, marking your sheets, checking in for prizes, and spinning the wheel! Check out our video to learn more!

Board Approves Policy Changes

At the April 21 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved changes to the general policy which will allow you more use of the library's materials. Here are some of the highlights:

  • If you lose your card, now you will not have to pay for the first replacement. The cost will remain $1 for any additional replacement.
  • New books may now be renewed if there are no holds on them.
  • More than one flip camera may be checked out at a time.
  • TV Shows will now checkout for 2 weeks instead of 1 week.
  • A friend or family member may be allowed access to your account. If you sign off on it, they will be able to place holds, renew items, checkout items and holds on your card. Please ask at the Circulation Desk if you are interested in signing-up.
  • You can buy a variety of items at the service desks including earbuds, flash drives, headphones and more. These items and their cost are now in the policy.
  • We have a brand new Digital Media Lab Policy for our new lab which will open on Monday, June 2.

You can read the entire policy (PDF).

For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at 815.485.2605 or info@newlenoxlibrary.org.

Job Opportunity: Marketing and Graphic Designer Part-Time

The New Lenox Public Library is looking for a marketing and graphic designer to coordinate all marketing within the library in conjunction with the Management Team.

Candidates for this position will be responsible for all flyers, posters, electronic and paper newsletters, press releases, some website design, and other marketing and graphic design work. They will be responsible for updating the library’s social media presence and help with photographing library events for publicity. Candidates will also be expected to participate and help coordinate outreach events.

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