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Library Hours:
M-Th 9am-9pm
Fri/Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Sept-May)

 

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, Julie Gibson, by phone at 815.526.5129 or e-mail at jgibson@clpl.org.  Click on one of the links below for a CLPL Volunteer Program application form.

Printable volunteer application form

Online 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.
Bulletin Board Assistant
Create, construct & remove bulletin board displays.
Computer Class Assistant
Assist with training during computer classes.
Computer Cleaner
Clean public/staff computers & Bright Board monitors.
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 bvpops@comcast.net.

Friends of Crystal Lake Library

Members of this voluntary organization sponsor an annual book sale, summer Market Days and many other fund-raisers 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 the Friends website www.focll.com.  They're also on Facebook.