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Out-of-Order -
Electronic Doors to the Library at the Paddock Street Entrance

The Electronic Doors to the Library at the Paddock Street entrance are currently not working. We will continue to update you as we know more. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Giving Thanks in Support of Community Harvest

The Crystal Lake Public Library, in partner­ship with Community Harvest thanks you for your participation in the Library's Pay it Forward Fine Forgiveness Program to benefit the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Library Director Kathryn I. Martens (pictured above far left) and Board President Terri Reece (pictured above far right) presented Mark Milford and Community Harvest Chair Judy Pelinski with a "big" check for $6103.54 representing the amount that will be donated to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry from the Pay It Forward Fine Forgiveness Program. The Fine Forgiveness program has raised $37,000 since 2008 for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.

New Library Catalog

The Crystal Lake Public Library has upgraded the Library Catalog in connection with Cooperative Computer Services (CCS), our library consortium. This transition has been more difficult than anticipated and has not lived up to our high service expectations. There are bugs to be worked out and related service interruptions as Enterprise, the software that displays the catalog information, attempts to work through these bugs.

Below is information that may be helpful to you as you navigate the new Catalog and related problems. Please call the Library Staff at 815.459.1687 if you have additional questions or comments. Thank you.

Learn How to Use the New Catalog

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Why the Challenges?

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