Virtual Winter Wonderland

Welcome to our Virtual Winter Wonderland!

Winter is coming, and so is the holiday season! The Youth Services librarians here at the New Lenox Public Library thought it would be fun to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by creating a Virtual Winter Wonderland filled with songs, games, read-alouds, and more!

Explore this snowy scene by clicking on various images to discover where they will lead you. For added fun, see if you can spot 7 of our Youth Services Librarians (and identify who is who), a reindeer with a red nose, a kitty enjoying a good book, a frosty snowman, a bundled bear, a waving raccoon, a running Gingerbread Man, and a portly penguin.

We hope you enjoy our Virtual Winter Wonderland! And from all of us here at the New Lenox Public Library, have a happy, merry, wonderful holiday season!

Stay safe and warm!

Virtual Early Literacy Corner

The latest installment of our Virtual Library is here!

Our Virtual Early Literacy Corner is an excellent resource for parents and caregivers of young children. Here you’ll be able to access some great resources including picture book read alouds, songs, games, and other activities for the little ones.

Please take time to enjoy exploring the Virtual Early Literacy Corner by clicking on various items to discover where they will lead you. One of the best things about our Virtual Library is that it is available any time, day or night, so you are free to explore whenever it is convenient for you.

Virtual Haunted Library

🎃Spooky season is here!🎃

If you love Halloween as much as the Youth Services Librarians here at the New Lenox Public Library, then our Virtual Haunted Library will surely be a treat (but watch out for tricks)!

This Virtual Haunted Library is full of wonderful activities, songs, and read alouds.

For extra fun, see if you can find all of the Youth Services Librarians! There are 8 of us: Ms. Alissa, Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Jen, Ms. Liz O., Ms. Liz Y., Ms. Cecily, Ms. Chris, and Ms. Katie.

Have so much fun exploring the Virtual Haunted Library! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Virtual Makerspace

Our Youth Services librarians here at the New Lenox Public Library have been working hard to find ways to provide services to our patrons during these unprecedented times. If you’ve visited the library recently, you may have noticed that things are, well… different.

While you’re still able to look for books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, and computers are available for kids to use for up to one hour per day, things like tables, chairs, the Makerspace, and toys are currently unavailable. We’re doing our best to continue to offer library services while keeping our patrons and community safe. We’ve had to make some tough decisions on which services we can offer and how to offer them in a safe and responsible way.

That being said, we are so excited to debut our Virtual Library with our Virtual Makerspace! Although physical Makerspace games and toys will not be available for the foreseeable future, we’ve searched far and wide to find digital alternatives that closely replicate them!

We intend to continue to work our way through the library in order to create even more digital offerings. If there is anything you would like to see, please let us know! This is a new service, and your honest feedback is welcome and encouraged!

We hope you enjoy exploring our Virtual Makerspace!