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Crystal Lake Library
Crystal Lake Library.


Crystal Lake Library

The Crystal Lake Public Library (CLPL) is a twice-rated top-ten Library in the United States according to Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings. The Library circulates more than one million items each year. The Library annually receives more than 400,000 visits and is known for its friendly, professional staff.

CLPL is a City Library. Anyone residing or owning a business within the City limits is eligible for a Library card. The Library offers free Internet access and WiFi and hosts programs for patrons from birth through older adults including Storytimes, craft activities, Summer and Winter Reading Programs, and computer classes. The Library also offers homebound delivery and assistive technology for those with special needs.

CLPL’s many resources include:

Books – regular and large print
DVDs – movies, TV, learning
Audio Books – CD and digital
Electronic resources – 24/7 on website
CDs – classical, rock, kids
Video Games & CD-ROMs
Magazines and newspapers
Foreign language materials – Spanish and Polish

For more information on Library services and programs, please call 815.459.1687 or visit the Library website at