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


Library Closed Through April 7


Library closed through April 7


Crystal Lake Public Library will be closed through Tuesday, April 7 to comply with Governor J. B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order for Illinois residents. Pritzker's order was implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Please note:

* Please don't return Library items at this time. The book drop boxes are closed. Keep materials and return them when the Library re-opens.

* Due dates for all materials will be extended to April 13.

* Late fees will be waived for any materials that are due while the Library is closed.

* All Library programs are canceled through May 9.

* Check back to for updated information.


More information about the COVID-19 virus is available at the following websites:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

McHenry County Department of Health



In uncertain times, reading can take you anywhere.
Join our digital Spring Reading Program!


Join our digital spring reading program

While the Library is closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, CLPL wants to motivate and entertain patrons during the stay-at-home period.


So, our staff came up with a virtual spring reading program that can be done from the comfort of your home. "Spring into Reading" is for readers of ALL ages. You don't need a Library card to participate. All you need to do is register and track your reading minutes through our Beanstack page ( You can also download the Beanstack app for convenient tracking.


We've also thrown in a few incentives for participants to complete indoor and outdoor activities, use the CLPL digital resources and support local businesses.


Participants will earn digital badges and qualify for prize drawings. So get started now. Visit Beanstack



Check out online materials 24/7 from home


The Library's Digital Collection is available 27/7




Download materials from our digital collection:

Overdrive ebooks eaudiobooks comics movies




eRead Illinois ebooks eAudiobooks comics




hoopla digital ebooks eAudiobooks comics movies music




Flipster digital magazines




Tumblebooks ebooks eAudiobooks and movies for kids


Click here for TumbleBooks - free access to everyone (you don't need a Library card!)



Free Wi-Fi Available in the Library Parking Lot



Free WiFi in the library parking lot

The Library is closed through March 30, but our free Wi-Fi is still available from the Library parking lot. If you need to get connected, please feel free to park in our lot and use the Wi-Fi service.



Crystal Lake Residents - Get a Library Card via Email!


Need a Library card? we can get you one


Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Program


Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Program




Download a VIV Application and email the completed application to before May 3rd.


Calculate Your Savings by Using Library Materials


How much can your family save each year using Library materials? Use our Library Use Value Calculator to find out. Click here to calculate your savings by using Library materials.