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"Reading Takes You Everywhere" Summer Reading Program
June 11- August 5 



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.


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Upcoming Programs


Elephant and Piggie, Ages 2-10 with an adult (Waiting list for 1 p.m.)

Thursday, July 19 | 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.



Terrific Teen Tie-Dye (Waiting list)

Thursday, July 19 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.



Film Lovers Group "Vertigo" PG, 1958

Thursday, July 19 | 6 p.m.


Spanish Language Family Storytime, All ages with caregiver

Thursday, July 19 | 6:30 p.m.


Drop-in Preschool Crafts: Plastic Egg Ladybug, Ages 2-6 with an adult

Friday, July 20 | 9:30 - 11 a.m.


Painting with Sphero, Ages 8-11 (Waiting list)

Friday, July 20 | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.



Family Story and Playtime, Birth-5 with caregiver

Saturday, July 21 | 10:30 a.m.


Life-size Candyland, Ages 5-10

Monday, July 23 | 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (half-hour sessions)



Geography Challenge, Grades 3-8

Tuesday, July 24 | 1 - 2 p.m.



Tuesday Teen Gaming, Grades 6-9

Tuesday, July 24 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday Matinee "Black Panther" PG-13, 2018

Wednesday, July 25 | Noon


Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

Wednesday, July 25 | 4 - 5 p.m.


Drop-in Family Storytime, Birth-5 years with caregiver

Wednesday, July 25 | 6:30 p.m.


McHenry County Conservation District Family Program

Thursday, July 26 | 1 - 2 p.m.



Comic Book Beads

Thursday, July 26 | 3 - 4 p.m.


Reel Life Movies "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" R, 2017

Thursday, July 26 | 6 p.m.



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