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Joe Cicero and Tina Bree Celebrate National Library Week

Joe and Tina from Star 105.5

Pictured at left: Star105.5 celebrities Joe Cicero and Tina Bree are leaders who read. Joe and Tina observed National Library Week on their Friday, April 18 program which featured New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds.

Meet Your Board Members

There's still time to meet your Library Board members this week during National Library Week. Board members will be at the Library at the remaining times and locations* listed below:

Friday, April 18
3:00 - 4:30 pm Upper Level

Saturday, April 19
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Upper Level


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Lives Change @ Your Library Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Lives Change @ Your Library essay contest winners. The top three winning essays are posted below:

Linda Walsh - 1st Place

I’ve lived in towns where the library of the town was just adequate.  Then I moved to Crystal Lake. From the very beginning, I used our Library for books about having a newborn, children’s books, and other things that I needed as a new mom.  As my family grew, we began to use programs provided to encourage reading.  As my children grew up, I then began to takes classes, read books and discover the many services that the Crystal Lake Public Library has to offer for my own personal growth.  Our Library is a great place to learn.

Alice Picchi, 2nd Place

Our family conducted an experiment to eliminate cable tv for 3 months – that was 3 years ago. The library has become a regular spot to visit. We play checkers, read books, and of course borrow a ton of books and DVDs. Without the distraction of television, our family spends more quality time together, with the help of our wonderful library. I am so grateful to have this gem in my hometown.

Shirley McCoy, 3rd Place

You added 10 years to my life, you are the college I never graduated from, you offer more than any university, your employees are priceless.