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Library Hours:
M-Th 9am-9pm
Fri/Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm



  The Crystal Lake Public Library's float won the Showstopper Award in the


  2017 Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.



Spend Sundays @ the Library!

Crystal Lake Public Library will be open
from 1-5 p.m. every
 Sunday this summer
to better serve our patrons!



2017 Summer Reading Program - Be a Reading Champion!


girl reading




     June 12 to August 5


Want to be a Reading Champion?

Join the thousands of local residents who participate in the Crystal Lake Public Library's Summer Reading Program every year.


Last year, more than 4,600 individuals took part in the program. Patrons of all ages visited the library, registered for the program and then did a lot of reading - nearly 4.8 million minutes of reading! When they completed their reading log(s), they won fun prizes, generously donated by approximately 100 area businesses.


The Summer Reading Program is a great way to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer months. But, it's not just for kids. Nearly as many adults as children participated in last year's program.


Early registration begins Tuesday, May 30 in the Library's upper lobby. The Summer Reading Program runs from June 12 to Aug. 5.


Extra Chance Survey for Summer Reading Program:

Earn an extra paper chance for a prize drawing by completing a survey.


Click here for Teen Survey

Click here for Adult Survey


Upcoming Programs



Drop-in LEGO Monday

Monday, July 24 | 1:30 p.m.


How to Spot Fake News
Monday, July 24 | 6:30 p.m.


Drop-in Storytime, Birth to 5 Years

Tuesday, July 25 | 10:30 a.m.


Terrific Teen Tie-Dye

Tuesday, July 25

Additional session added at 1 p.m.


Wednesday Matinee: "Beauty and the Beast," PG

Wednesday, July 26 | Noon

beauty and the beast


Google Drive Intermediate

Wednesday, July 26 | 2 p.m.


Drop-in Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 26 | 7 p.m .


Intro to Photoshop Elements

Wednesday, July 26 | 7 p.m.


Reel Life Movies: "Jackie," R

Thursday, July 27| 6 p.m.


"LEGO Batman Movie," PG

Friday, July 28 | 2 p.m.



Family Story and Playtime

Saturday, July 29 | 10:30 a.m.


Quest for Dinosaur Bones

Saturday, July 29 | 1 p.m.



Radio Players are Back for Christmas in July

Sunday, July 30  | 2 p.m.


Cloud Storage Basics

Monday, July 31 | 10 a.m.


Drop-in LEGO Monday

Monday, July 31 | 1:30 p.m.


Moon Over Crystal Lake
Monday, July 31 | 7:30 p.m.




Click here for...CLPL Calendar of Events


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