The Friends of the New Lenox Library is a group of people who support the New Lenox Library and help the library expand its potential to serve the New Lenox community.
Founded in 1996, this active group has purchased several "big ticket" items for the library.
- Sponsor events
- Maintain a continuous Book Sale at the library
- Staff booths at community events
- Maintain the Read and Ride book rack at the New Lenox train station
Donor Tree Project
The Friends of the Library invite you to support the library by giving to the Donor Tree, a permanent visual expression of your community spirit for generations to come.
Through the ages, trees have been symbols of knowledge. The Friends have selected a beautiful sculpted Donor Tree, designed by Stanford Werfel, and display it in the building foyer.
We will engrave each donor's name and message either on a brass or copper leaf, an acorn, or a foundation stone. Expressions can honor your family, memorialize a loved one, celebrate a birth, or recognize those who have touched or illuminated your life. Join us in this campaign to support our library.
Open a PDF of the Donor Tree Project Form
Friends Membership Information
The Friends of the New Lenox Library are always looking for more people interested in joining. If you are interested in getting involved with our fun and active group, then please download an application
and fill it out today. You can also pick one up at the Information Desk here at the Library. Individual membership is $10 per year with a family membership being $25 per year. This is a great way to get involved with your community with just a little time and effort to commit. We meet once a year with different committees meeting more often as needed.
Friends Meeting Information
We are always looking for new members who want to be involved but do not have a lot of time to commit. We have one yearly meeting with other committees meeting as needed depending upon the project. Watch this space for dates.
Friends Ongoing Book Sale
Please remember to stop by the Friends Ongoing Book Sale. All profits go right back into our beautiful library.
Top Shelf Recipes Cook Book
The Friends of the New Lenox Library cook book, TOP SHELF RECIPES
, is now available. The cook books are $15 each with 100% of the profits going right back to benefit our library. If you have already pre-ordered a book, you can pick them up at the Adult Services desk upstairs.