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


Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Have you considered joining our Volunteer Team? Volunteers play a significant role at CLPL. Their service enables us to stretch our Library dollars in a tough economy and allows us to continue to offer first rate services to our patrons. As a Volunteer, we will work with you to accommodate your skills, abilities and schedule. You'll have the opportunity to meet new friends, gain valuable experience, and grow in the CLPL mission - to learn, enjoy and better your life.

Listed below is a sampling of some of our available opportunities. To find out more about volunteering at CLPL, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dolores Diklich, by phone at 815.526.5129 or e-mail at  Click on one of the links below for a CLPL Volunteer Program application form.

Printable volunteer application form

Job Title Job Description
Adopt a Shelf
Put items in order on the Library shelves.
Book Cover Cleaner
Clean covers of books in the Youth collection.
Computer Class Assistant
Assist with training during computer classes.
Computer Cleaner
Clean public/staff computers
Copy Assistant
Copies and cuts materials
Disc Cleaner
Clean CD & DVD discs using our Disc Chek machine.
Hold Wrapper
Print, wrap and shelve self service holds.
Homebound Delivery
Deliver materials to our Homebound patrons.
Program Assistant
Greet, count program participants; crowd control; distribute handouts, etc.
Program Prep Assistant
Cut, paste, assemble materials; some photocopying.


Crystal Lake Library Foundation

The Crystal Lake Library Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, promotes capital projects for the Library.  Past projects include providing funding for the Library’s computer lab and Storytime Room improvements.  The Foundation raises money through a variety of efforts, including the annual evening with Thomas Jefferson sponsored in conjunction with the Raue Center For The Arts.

The Crystal Lake Library Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.  For more information, contact Foundation President, Brian Papppalardo at 815.455.3683 or


Friends of Crystal Lake Library

Members of this voluntary organization sponsor many fundraisers throughout the year. Money collected is used to support a variety of programs and activities, including the Summer Reading Program. For more information check out their website and like them on Facebook.