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"Reading Takes You Everywhere" Summer Reading Program
June 11- August 5 (early registration starts May 29)

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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.




Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event
Sunday, June 10, 2- 4 p.m.


Celebrate the start of CLPL's "Reading Takes You Everywhere" Summer Reading Program at a special SRP Kickoff Event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Crystal Lake Public Library.


The special day will include free crafts for all ages, a giant Jenga game, fun photo ops, sidewalk chalk drawing, a treat and entertainment by renowned storyteller and author Jim May. The activities will be spread throughout the Library. And, while you're there, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 11 to August 5.


Jim May

Storyteller, teacher and author Jim May will share entertaining tales at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Library's Ames Room. Registration needed (for Jim May peformance only).


Click here to register for the 2:30 p.m. program. 
Click here to register for the 3:30 p.m. program

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Introducing CLPL's new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!


1000 books before kindergarten


Crystal Lake Public Library's new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten started

April 2.


The fun early literacy program is aimed at motivating parents/caregivers to spend time reading with their littles ones. Research has shown that reading to children is one of the best ways to prepare them for school.


The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is ongoing, and parents can register their children at anytime. We made sure to pack in lots of fun incentives and prizes along the way! You can take as long or as short as you want to complete the program. Your only deadline is your child's first day of kindergarten.


To get more information and to sign up for the program, visit the Youth Services Department.


Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers for sponsoring this new program!



Upcoming Programs




Film Lovers Group - "Key Largo"

Thursday, May 24 | 6 p.m.



Tuesday Teen Gaming, Grades 6-12

Tuesday, May 29 | 6:30 p.m.



Abe Lincoln Book Club, Grades 9-12

Wednesday, May 30 | 3:30 p.m.



5 Keys to Impressing a Hiring Manager

Wednesday, May 30 | 7 p.m.



Coloring for Adults

Thursday, May 31 | 6 p.m.


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