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"Reading Takes You Everywhere" Summer Reading Program
June 11- August 5 



Join the more than 4,500 people who participate in the Crystal Lake Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program. The program is for readers of all ages: children, teens and adults.

The Summer Reading Program offers participants fun prize incentives, which are donated by local business sponsors. It's a great way to motivate children to keep reading over the summer months, and gives teens and adults extra incentives to read, as well.


Register in person at the Library, pick up your first reading log and start your summer reading adventure.


Pilot Program for 2018:

In addition to CLPL cardholders, the 2018 Summer Reading Program will be open to students (and their families) who attend a school in the city of Crystal Lake.


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Upcoming Programs


Principal Storytime: Ms. Adams from South Elementary

Friday, July 13 | 1 p.m.



July Summer Movies for Families! "A Wrinkle in Time" PG

Friday, July 13 | 2 p.m.


Family Story and Playtime, Birth-5 years with a caregiver

Saturday, July 14 | 10:30 a.m.


Second Saturday Sensory Storytime, Ages 3-8 with a caregiver

Saturday, July 14 | 1:30 p.m.


Google Drive Basics

Monday, July 16 | 9:30 - 11 a.m.



Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3

Monday, July 16 | 1:30 - 3 p.m.


Movie Monday! Grades 6-12 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" PG-13

Monday, July 16 | 2 p.m.


'Forever Young' Adult Book Club: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz

Monday, July 16 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.



Arts and Crafts for Adults: Rock Painting

Tuesday, July 17 | 1:30 p.m.


Adult Anime Club

Tuesday, July 17 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Bookies Book Discussion Group "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

Wednesday, July 18 | 9:30 a.m.



Story Thyme @ Fresh Thyme Market, Birth to 5 with a caregiver (Waiting list)

Wednesday, July 18 | 11:30 a.m.


Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

Wednesday, July 18 | 4 p.m.


Drop-in Family Storytime, Birth to 5 years with a caregiver

Wednesday, July 18| 6:30 p.m.


Elephant and Piggie, Ages 2-10 with an adult

Thursday, July 19 | 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.



Terrific Teen Tie-Dye (Waiting list for 1 & 2 p.m.)

Thursday, July 19 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.



Film Lovers Group "Vertigo" PG, 1958

Thursday, July 19 | 6 p.m.


Spanish Language Family Storytime, All ages with caregiver

Thursday, July 19 | 6:30 p.m.


Drop-in Preschool Crafts: Plastic Egg Ladybug, Ages 2-6 with an adult

Friday, July 20 | 9:30 - 11 a.m.


Painting with Sphero, Ages 8-11 (Waiting list for 2 p.m.)

Friday, July 20 | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.



Family Story and Playtime, Birth-5 with caregiver

Saturday, July 21 | 10:30 a.m.


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