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   Cutting the Cable Cord - Thursday, May 25


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                                 How to Pay for College Without Going Broke - Thursday, May 25


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Notice to Library Patrons: Upcoming Parking Restrictions



Phase 1


The Library parking lot will have temporary closures while sealcoat workers fill cracks in the pavement.


Updated 5/19: Due to the anticipated rain for Saturday, May 20, work on the parking lot will be postponned until Sunday, May 21.


The contractor will begin sealing cracks early Sunday morning and will close sections of the parking lot throughout the day. The contractor will ensure portions of the parking lot remain open for patrons' parking use. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the day, and the entire lot will re-open at 5:30 p.m. May 21.


Phase 2

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The Library's entire parking lot will be closed at 5:30 p.m .Sunday, May 28 and through Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day - the Library will be closed), while the parking lot is resealed and restriped. The lot will reopen Tuesday, May 30. Patrons will need to return books to the Paddock Street book drop on this day.



Upcoming Programs


Coloring for Adults

Tuesday, May 23 | 6 p.m.


Wednesday Matinee: "Loving"
Wednesday, May 24 | Noon


Cutting the Cable Cord
Thursday, May 25 | 1 p.m.


How to Pay for College Without Going Broke
Thursday, May 25 | 6:30 p.m.


Library Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 29 | All Day


Early Registration Begins for 2017 Summer Reading Program!

Tuesday, May 30 | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.




2017 Summer Reading Program - Be a Reading Champion!



Summer Reading Program



Want to be a Reading Champion?

Join the thousands of local residents who participate in the Crystal Lake Public Library's Summer Reading Program every year.


Last year, more than 4,600 individuals took part in the program. Patrons of all ages visited the library, registered for the program and then did a lot of reading - nearly 4.8 million minutes of reading! When they completed their reading log(s), they won fun prizes, generously donated by approximately 100 area businesses.


The Summer Reading Program is a great way to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer months. But, it's not just for kids. Nearly as many adults as children participated in last year's program.


Early registration begins Tuesday, May 30 in the Library's upper lobby. The Summer Reading Program runs from June 12 to Aug. 5.


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