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Donations Needed for 6th Annual Spring Arts Festival

Spring Arts Festival Donations

The Friends of the Library are seeking donations for their 6th Annual Spring Arts Festival. If you have a crafty side and have a piece of artwork, woodwork, painting, jewelry or other handcrafted item you would like to donate, please contact Amy Ingalls at friends@newlenoxlibrary.org.

The Friends are also looking for any arts, crafts, Wizard of Oz memorabilia, sporting tickets, concert tickets, small appliances, gift certificates, etc. to be used in gift baskets.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. All proceeds from the Spring Arts Festival go to help provide additional resources for patrons of the New Lenox Public Library District.

A Storytime for All Ages!

Our Youth Services department offers Simply Silly -- a storytime for all ages -- on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 am. Babies, toddlers, and kids can listen to books, dance around to songs, play with toys, and do coloring sheets with their parents. You never know what each week will bring: we might read about boats or stars, bugs or clowns, and sway with scarves, make music with maracas, boogie with beanbags, or play with the parachute! This is a great storytime for families with kids of different ages. Join us for Simply Silly on March 26, April 2, and April 9. We hope to see you there!

Magazines for Parents (and One for Teachers, Too!)

Did you know you can find the following magazines in our Parenting section: Family Fun, Parents, Working Mother, and Mailbox. Current issues of each magazine are available for browsing in the library, while back issues are available for check-out. Unfamiliar with Mailbox? This magazine resource is full of lesson plan ideas, crafts, games, book extension exercises, and more, and is useful for parents or educators. We subscribe to the following levels ofMailbox: preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grades 2-3. Find all these magazines in our Youth Services department, just outside the Storytime Room near the Parenting section.

Zentangle Tuesdays

Get in the zen zone and relax by trying zentangle on the first Tuesday of every month in Meeting Room B. Zentangle is a relaxing form of art where you create a one of a kind piece of artwork every first Tuesday of the month. No experience required, just bring your desire to create and have fun! Want to learn more? Check out www.zentangle.com to learn all about zentangle. This activity is for adults and teens in 6th grade and up, so bring your friends, your parents, your teens, or all of the above!

Save the Date for the 6th Annual Spring Arts Festival

Spring Arts Festival

On Saturday, May 3rd from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., the Friends of the Library will be hosting their 6th Annual Spring Arts Festival. This year’s theme is The Wizard of Oz in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the movie. Join us for a wickedly fun evening and help the Friends raise money for the library. In addition to a DJ, enjoy the performance of a live magician and a fortune teller. Tickets are available in the library for $30 or $25 for seniors.

Besides entertainment, you can bid on items in the silent auction or try your hand at the wine raffle. Local artisans have crafted a variety of different art pieces, but there are also other goodies to be had in the form of restaurant gift certificates, sporting events, and more. All money raised goes to help benefit the library with programs, materials and services for the community.

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