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Fri/Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm



CLPL to Launch Community Survey


What do you want from your Library? We want to know!

The Crystal Lake Public Library will conduct a survey from Aug. 22 to Sept. 21 to get feedback from you, our patrons. The Library routinely conducts surveys to stay in touch with the community’s ever-changing needs. The current survey was developed by the Library Strategies Group, an independent firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

To complete the survey, Click Here.

Please note: All survey responses will be forwarded to Library Strategies and kept confidential. No survey responses will be connected to any individual’s name in the final report Library Strategies presents to the CLPL Board.




September is Library Card Sign-up Month!





Get a Library card, renew a card or simply use your card during the month of September and you will be eligible to enter CLPL's Library Card Sign-up Month Incredible Drawing! Prizes include gift certificates from the Library Card Sign-up Month sponsors.


Visit our Sponsors!

Visit our 20 sponsoring business locations and show your Library card to get more Incredible savings.

Incredible Offers include the following:


Bentley's Pet Stuff - 10% off entire store (excludes food, sale items and Origen Acana brand)

Breaking Bread Catering & Deli - 10% off entire purchase. Free delivery to Crystal Lake and Cary

Catapult Records and Toys- 10% off entire purchase

Chili's Grill & Bar- 20% off entire purchase

Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters- 10% off drinks

Cut 'N Cuddle Dog Grooming- Free tooth brushing w/service


Dairy Queen- 12% off entire purchase

Enlightened Balance- Free gift with purchase


Flying Friends Wild Bird Shop- 40% off first bag of bird seed and 20% off everything else

Julie Ann's Frozen Custard- 10% off entire purchase

Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream- 10% off entire purchase

Kitchen Outfitters- 10% off entire purchase

Modern Age Comics Inc.- Coupon for 1 free comic (Yellow or Green dot selection), or 25% off a graphic novel. Offer good for new cardholders/card renewals only. Must get coupon from Library Circulation Desk.

Out of the Box- 10% off entire purchase

Pop's Corn Crib- 50% purchase of second item of equal or less value

Portillo's- Coupon for a free slice of chocolate cake or fruit cup. Offer good for new cardholders or card renewals only. Must get coupon from LIbrary Circulation Desk.

Subway, Crystal Lake Route 14 location- Buy a 6-inch sub and any drink, get a 6-inch sub for $0.99

Thomas' Tails- Free bag of treats w/any $15 purchase

Trinity Academy of Gymnastics- 1st time signups: waive registration fee. Existing members: free open gym pass, 1 pass per library card

Wendy's, Crystal Lake Route 14 location- Free small Frosty


Passport Services @ CLPL

passport services

Visit our Passport Services page for more info!






Upcoming Programs


Drop-in Preschool Crafts, Ages 2-6 with caregiver

Friday, Sept. 21 | 9:30 a.m.



A Matter of Balance (Wait List)

Friday, Sept. 21 | 2 p.m.


Family Story and Playtime, Birth-5 with caregiver

Saturday, Sept. 22 | 10:30 a.m.


Family STEM Saturday: LEGO® Challenge

Ages 3+ with caregiver, Drop-in

Saturday, Sept. 22 | 3 p.m.



Drop-in LEGO® Monday, Ages 4 and up

Monday, Sept. 24 | 3:45 - 5:15 p.m.


Resume Workshop

Monday, Sept. 24 | 6:30 p.m.



Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Tuesday, Sept. 25 | 6:30 p.m.



Wednesday Matinee "Book Club" PG-13, 2018

Wednesday, Sept. 26 | Noon


Sidewalk Art, Grades 1-5 with caregiver

Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 2:30 p.m.



DIY Hot Glue Stencils, Grades 6-8, Drop-in

Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 4 p.m.


Drop-in Family Storytime, Birth-5 with caregiver

Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 6:30 p.m.


DIY Hot Glue Stencils, Grades 9-12, Drop-in

Wednesday, Sept. 26 | 7 p.m.



Study Space, Grades 6-12

Thursday, Sept. 27 | 3 p.m.


Spanish Language Family Storytime, All ages with caregiver

Thursday, Sept. 27 | 6:30 p.m.


College Application Essay Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 27 | 7 p.m.



A Matter of Balance (Wait List)

Friday, Sept. 28 | 2 p.m.


Storytime at the Johnny Appleseed Festival

Saturday, Sept, 29 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Click here for...CLPL Calendar of Events


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