Calendar of Events

External link: Wednesday Matinee - The Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2017, 125 mins.)

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Back by popular demand!! Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Film Lovers Group-Key Largo (NR) 100 min

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. Stay for the discussion afterwards.

External link: Library Closing

When: Monday, May 28, 2018 - All Day

The Library is closed for Memorial Day.

External link: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. New this year – Abe Lincoln Book Club! Join this fun summer book club. The books are all from the Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list. The Club will choose a book, read it, and then discuss it, all while enjoying plenty of snacks. Grades 9-12.

External link: 5 Keys to Impressing a Hiring Manager

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Searching for a job and preparing for interviews go hand in hand. This presentation suggests five key areas to focus on for your next job interview. Learn how to demonstrate your knowledge of the company and its products. Understand the value of being confident and actively engaged in your profession. Presented by Career Coach Bruce Bennett.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away! Coloring pages for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own. Light snacks will be provided.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Library is closed from 9am until noon for staff training.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does you child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Movie Monday: Avengers: Age of Ultron

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a movie at the Library. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 6-12.

External link: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3, Rainbow Weavings

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your current craft project and joins others to craft and chat.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

You are invited to an informal social gathering where persons with memory issues and their care partner can connect with others in similar situations. Partnering with Family Alliance, enjoy wonderful programs and activities. Coffee and cookies will be provided!

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Crash Test Dummies

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Can you protect a water balloon? Will it survive the impact? Test your skills!

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft with the Crystal Lake Park District

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room to make a fun coffee filter butterfly craft with the Crystal Lake Park District.

External link: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program at this fun event for all ages featuring renowned storyteller/author Jim May, life-size Jenga game, crafts, treats and more.

External link: Create a Fantasy Terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime II

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room and create a fantasy terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center.

External link: Make a Greeting Card with Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Nan Goerlitz

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Stop by Adult Services and make a greeting card with independent Stampin' Up demonstrator Nan Goerlitz.

External link: Storytelling Session I with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Storytelling Session II with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: I-Cash

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

a representative from the State Treasurer’s Office will be at the Crystal Lake Public Library to find out if you have any missing money or assets. I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Stop by the Adult Services Study Room any time from 10 am - 4 pm.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Planning and Public Relations Committees of the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will meet.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Crystal Lake Public Works Dept. Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a storytime and tour, all about our town’s Public Works Department. Please meet us at the Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, IL. We will gather in the City Council Chambers for our storytime and then have a tour of trucks the city uses to keep our roads safe.

External link: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13, 2017, 125 mins.)

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Excel 2013 Next Steps

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. A continuation of the skills learned in Beginning Excel 2013. Basic Excel knowledge required.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a cozy cookies and milk storytime at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Please register.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, and share opinions!

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: PowerPoint Next Steps

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Liven up your presentations with features such as slide transitions, animations, and working with the Slide Master. Previous PowerPoint experience required.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Hands-On STEM, grades 3-5, Mazes

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Build a marble maze, while you have fun and learn about mazes. Kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Teen Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, share opinions, and enjoy some treats!

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come spell your name on a cardboard balloon.


External link: Super Hero Madness, ages 4 and older

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

BAM! POW! BANG! Lookout - It's your friendly neighborhood library's superhero party. Dress as your favorite superhero, we will have photo ops, trivia and a craft.

External link: Summer Movie, "Cars 3", PG

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Take a break this summer at the Library. Come watch a movie. Movies take you everywhere, too. "Cars 3" takes us to a track in Florida where Lightning McQueen is back at the races.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3rd

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in Crafts

External link: Movie Monday: Ghostbusters (2016)

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a movie at the Library. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 6-12.

External link: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

A YA book discussion group for those of us who are a little less Y and a little more A.

Discussing: 'We Were Liars' by E. Lockhart tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults: Japanese folk art postcard

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come make a mixed media Japanese folk art postcard. All materials will be supplied.

External link: iPhone Basics

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

In this introductory class for iPhones, we'll discuss general phone settings, downloading apps, using the camera, and more.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. An intriguing blend of suspense, tragedy and media hype comes together in this engaging thriller when a corporate jet carrying 11 fascinating characters crashes into the Atlantic.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Fresh Thyme Market Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Beginning in May we will offer a storytime at the Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack when the storytime is over.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will meet.

Adult Programs

External link: Wednesday Matinee - The Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2017, 125 mins.)

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Back by popular demand!! Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Film Lovers Group-Key Largo (NR) 100 min

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. Stay for the discussion afterwards.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. New this year – Abe Lincoln Book Club! Join this fun summer book club. The books are all from the Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list. The Club will choose a book, read it, and then discuss it, all while enjoying plenty of snacks. Grades 9-12.

External link: 5 Keys to Impressing a Hiring Manager

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Searching for a job and preparing for interviews go hand in hand. This presentation suggests five key areas to focus on for your next job interview. Learn how to demonstrate your knowledge of the company and its products. Understand the value of being confident and actively engaged in your profession. Presented by Career Coach Bruce Bennett.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away! Coloring pages for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own. Light snacks will be provided.

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your current craft project and joins others to craft and chat.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

You are invited to an informal social gathering where persons with memory issues and their care partner can connect with others in similar situations. Partnering with Family Alliance, enjoy wonderful programs and activities. Coffee and cookies will be provided!

External link: Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft with the Crystal Lake Park District

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room to make a fun coffee filter butterfly craft with the Crystal Lake Park District.

External link: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program at this fun event for all ages featuring renowned storyteller/author Jim May, life-size Jenga game, crafts, treats and more.

External link: Create a Fantasy Terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime II

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room and create a fantasy terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center.

External link: Make a Greeting Card with Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Nan Goerlitz

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Stop by Adult Services and make a greeting card with independent Stampin' Up demonstrator Nan Goerlitz.

External link: Storytelling Session I with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Storytelling Session II with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: I-Cash

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

a representative from the State Treasurer’s Office will be at the Crystal Lake Public Library to find out if you have any missing money or assets. I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Stop by the Adult Services Study Room any time from 10 am - 4 pm.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13, 2017, 125 mins.)

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Excel 2013 Next Steps

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. A continuation of the skills learned in Beginning Excel 2013. Basic Excel knowledge required.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, and share opinions!

External link: PowerPoint Next Steps

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Liven up your presentations with features such as slide transitions, animations, and working with the Slide Master. Previous PowerPoint experience required.

External link: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

A YA book discussion group for those of us who are a little less Y and a little more A.

Discussing: 'We Were Liars' by E. Lockhart tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming.

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults: Japanese folk art postcard

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come make a mixed media Japanese folk art postcard. All materials will be supplied.

External link: iPhone Basics

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

In this introductory class for iPhones, we'll discuss general phone settings, downloading apps, using the camera, and more.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. An intriguing blend of suspense, tragedy and media hype comes together in this engaging thriller when a corporate jet carrying 11 fascinating characters crashes into the Atlantic.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

Teen Programs

External link: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. New this year – Abe Lincoln Book Club! Join this fun summer book club. The books are all from the Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list. The Club will choose a book, read it, and then discuss it, all while enjoying plenty of snacks. Grades 9-12.

External link: Movie Monday: Avengers: Age of Ultron

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a movie at the Library. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 6-12.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Crash Test Dummies

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Can you protect a water balloon? Will it survive the impact? Test your skills!

External link: Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft with the Crystal Lake Park District

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room to make a fun coffee filter butterfly craft with the Crystal Lake Park District.

External link: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program at this fun event for all ages featuring renowned storyteller/author Jim May, life-size Jenga game, crafts, treats and more.

External link: Create a Fantasy Terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime II

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room and create a fantasy terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center.

External link: Make a Greeting Card with Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Nan Goerlitz

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Stop by Adult Services and make a greeting card with independent Stampin' Up demonstrator Nan Goerlitz.

External link: Storytelling Session I with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Storytelling Session II with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: I-Cash

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

a representative from the State Treasurer’s Office will be at the Crystal Lake Public Library to find out if you have any missing money or assets. I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Stop by the Adult Services Study Room any time from 10 am - 4 pm.

External link: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Teen Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, share opinions, and enjoy some treats!

External link: Movie Monday: Ghostbusters (2016)

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a movie at the Library. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 6-12.

External link: Abe Lincoln Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Abe Lincoln Book Club - Cyndi

Youth Programs

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does you child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Read to the Dog, Grades K and up

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Does your child need to practice their reading? Pet Partner therapy dogs would love to hear a story. Each child reads to a dog for a one-on-one 15-minute session. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3, Rainbow Weavings

When: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft with the Crystal Lake Park District

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room to make a fun coffee filter butterfly craft with the Crystal Lake Park District.

External link: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program at this fun event for all ages featuring renowned storyteller/author Jim May, life-size Jenga game, crafts, treats and more.

External link: Create a Fantasy Terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime II

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Drop into the Storytime room and create a fantasy terrarium with Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center.

External link: Make a Greeting Card with Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Nan Goerlitz

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Stop by Adult Services and make a greeting card with independent Stampin' Up demonstrator Nan Goerlitz.

External link: Storytelling Session I with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Storytelling Session II with Jim May

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Part of the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Event. Professional storyteller Jim May will spin tales for all ages.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: I-Cash

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

a representative from the State Treasurer’s Office will be at the Crystal Lake Public Library to find out if you have any missing money or assets. I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to residents and businesses in Illinois. Learn about I-Cash and how to use it. Check to see if your name is on the list. Typically, one in four people who use the I-Cash service will find lost assets for themselves or their relatives. You might be surprised at what you discover!
Stop by the Adult Services Study Room any time from 10 am - 4 pm.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Crystal Lake Public Works Dept. Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a storytime and tour, all about our town’s Public Works Department. Please meet us at the Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, IL. We will gather in the City Council Chambers for our storytime and then have a tour of trucks the city uses to keep our roads safe.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a cozy cookies and milk storytime at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Please register.

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Hands-On STEM, grades 3-5, Mazes

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Build a marble maze, while you have fun and learn about mazes. Kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come spell your name on a cardboard balloon.


External link: Super Hero Madness, ages 4 and older

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

BAM! POW! BANG! Lookout - It's your friendly neighborhood library's superhero party. Dress as your favorite superhero, we will have photo ops, trivia and a craft.

External link: Summer Movie, "Cars 3", PG

When: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Take a break this summer at the Library. Come watch a movie. Movies take you everywhere, too. "Cars 3" takes us to a track in Florida where Lightning McQueen is back at the races.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3rd

When: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in Crafts

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing and more! Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Fresh Thyme Market Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Beginning in May we will offer a storytime at the Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack when the storytime is over.

External link: Caudill Book Club

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Caudill Book Club

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.