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Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
New Year’s Day
Close at 5:00 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day
New Year’s Eve
New Lenox Library Policy Statements
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The mission of the New Lenox Public Library District is to inform, enrich and enlighten.
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Pursuant to Illinois Law (Public Act 97-0609), here
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Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month.
Louis J. Broccolo, President
Dr. Edward A. Tatro, Vice President
Colette Loecke, Secretary
Janet A. Ballerini, Treasurer
James R. Lauterbach
New Lenox Public Library District
120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
The New Lenox Public Library Policy Finance Committee will meet on Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the library, 120 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox to discuss refinancing of the bond and investments
The New Lenox Public Library Policy Fundraising Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. at the library, 120 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox to discuss a library mini-golf fundraiser.
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The New Lenox Public Library celebrated its 60th anniversary in 1996. Begun in February, 1936 as a volunteer project run by members of the New Lenox Woman's Club, the first home was a small room in Haven School. The library had four other locations before it moved into its own building on Cedar Road in 1975. An addition was completed in 1986 increasing the library's size to 11,500 square feet.
In 1946 a referendum was passed and the tax-supported New Lenox Township Library was created. The library remained a part of the township government until 1987 when it became a library district, an independent unit of local government. The seven trustees are elected by the voters for six-year terms.
When the library first opened in Haven School in 1936, it housed 385 books. In 2000 the collection had grown to over 80,000 books, 200 magazines and newspapers, 3,000 CDs and tapes, and over 500 videos. These materials were housed in a building of 11,500 square feet.
Because the building was too small to adequately serve our rapidly growing population (projected to be 50,000 by 2010), the voters approved a referendum supporting construction of a new building.
The new building is located at 120 Veterans Parkway and opened on December 10, 2001. It is approximately 58,000 square feet, has room for over 200,000 books and seating for 176 people. While it was planned to meet current and future space needs, the layout is flexible enough to accommodate new information formats.
After some ups and downs, we are happy to announce that the cafe is open and ready for business. Starting September 17, visitors can grab a drink or snack from the cafe. Hours and menu here