Intermediate LRC


Welcome to the Intermediate Library Website for
Caroline Bentley, Nelson Ridge, Oster-Oakview, and Spencer Crossing 

Bentley Library

Due to Covid-19 protocols, the Bentley Library is currently closed. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for alternate book/reading options.

Nelson Ridge Library

Due to Covid-19 protocols, the Nelson Ridge Library is currently closed. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for alternate book/reading options.

Oakview Library

 Lines from the LRC!


Welcome back to another exciting year in the L.R.C.   My name is Claire Lasak, and I am very excited to be your child’s librarian. This will be my eleventh year working in the New Lenox School District and my third year as a librarian.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in our NLSD Summer Bingo Challenge. The librarians have made certificates and prizes made for all of those who submitted a Bingo. Students may have recieved their prize during your materials pick-up at the beginning of the year, if not, they will be delivered once we return to school! If you have any questions, please email me at:   

Great work Eagles and Remember to Keep Reading!

Have a great school year,

Mrs. Lasak

Spencer Crossing Library

Welcome Back!! This is going to be a WONDER-ful year for the Crossing Students. The children will have Library weekly to checkout books and meet with the Specialist every other week.

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are needed to help in the Library daily. Volunteers organize and shelve books, checkout books to students and help process books! Library classes will the first week. If you are interested in helping please e-mail me:

Procedures and Policies

*Students may check out 2 books at one time- one pleasure reading book, and one of their choice.

*Books are loaned out for 10 school days.

*Please check the due date card that is located in the front pocket of the book to see the date it is due.

*If the book is lost or stolen, THE STUDENT WHO HAS CHECKED OUT THE BOOK will be charged the CURRENT price of the book.

Library Happenings


E-Reading and Learning Resources

New Lenox Public Library offers many online choices for e-books and audiobooks. You will need a New Lenox Library card for most of these sites.

ABCYa – Educational Games and activities for Grades Pre-K through 6

Funbrain Books - Games, activities, reading, and more based on some of kids’ favorite books

(My favorite from this site - based on the Galactic Hot Dog books by Max Bralier)

Harry Potter Reading Club - For the Harry Potter Fans Grades 3-8 Sponsored by Scholastic

Junior Library Guild @Home - Offering FREE Digital e-books for all grade levels - No log-in.

Kate Messner – Author of books such as the Ranger in Time series is collecting videos of authors reading children’s books and has many more resources for kids and parents to use while they are home

Lightbox E-books - Offering FREE access to their entire e-book library - No login.                  

 Magicblox - Includes hundreds of free e-books for kids grades K-6

 Mrs. P’s Magic Library - Hear actress Kathy Kinney as the grandmotherly Mrs. P. read classic books

National Geographic Young Explorers - Stories for grades K-3

 Oxford Owl - Oxford University Press offers over 150 free e-books for kids grades PreK-4

 PBS Kids – Games and activities that go along with favorite PBS Shows (Library of Congress) - The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

 Scholastic Kids - Book trailers, games, activities for grades 3-6

Scholastic Learn at Home – Activities for all grades from Pre-K through 6

Smithsonian Tween Tribune - News site with interesting stories, activities, and games. The news is organized by grade level: K-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12

Starfall – For grades Pre-K through 3

Storyline Online – Children’s books read aloud by celebrities

Storynory – New and classic stories for grades 3-6

Storytime with Ryan & Craig Read Alouds

Time for Kids - Long and short articles about current events - For Grades K-6 (Includes a couple articles about the Coronavirus in the 3-4 and 5-6 sections)

Tumblebooks Library – Some free, some paid subscription

Warner Brothers Kids (WB Kids)- Besides having videos and games from the most popular Warner Brothers cartoons, also includes comics kids could read as well as downloads of crafts, coloring, recipes, and more