Calendar of Events

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 23, 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: Family Stem Saturday, Squishy Circuits in the Sea, ages 3 and up, w/adult

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Work together as a family and explore electronics using play dough to create ocean Squishy Circuits. Registration required. Only one member from each family should sign up. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

What is "the cloud?" What is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? How much stuff can you store in the cloud? Popular cloud storage services will be discussed in this introductory class – including Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, and others.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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: Coloring for Adults

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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: Photoshop Elements Next Steps

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn more about Expert mode, working with layers, and editing images using this powerful photo-editing program, now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. This class builds on skills learned in the Intro to Photoshop Elements class.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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: Wednesday Matinee - The Greatest Showman (PG, 2017, 105 mins.)

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 27, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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: Create a Greeting Card, ages 8-12

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come use our fun tools and learn techniques to make fabulous greeting cards. Registration Required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: No class tonight - Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 28, 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: JG's Reptile Road Show

When: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

JG’s Reptile Road Show is an exciting, educational, interactive, and hands on experience with reptiles from all over the world. YOU are part of the show and will get to answer and ask questions during the show, on top of being able to touch, pet, hold, and handle animals that you would usually only get to see through glass from far away at the zoo! Registration required. CLPL cardholders only.

External link: JG's Reptile Road Show

When: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Ames II

JG’s Reptile Road Show is an exciting, educational, interactive, and hands on experience with reptiles from all over the world. YOU are part of the show and will get to answer and ask questions during the show, on top of being able to touch, pet, hold, and handle animals that you would usually only get to see through glass from far away at the zoo! Registration required. CLPL cardholders only.

External link: Summer Movie, "Kung Fu Panda", PG

When: Friday, June 29, 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. The classic Kung Fu Panda movie (celebrating its' 10-year anniversary in 2018) takes us to China.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 30, 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: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 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: Movie Monday: Guardians of the Galaxy

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics

When: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics program designed to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Local FIRST® Tech Challenge team, Eighty Nine Degrees, will demonstrate their robot on the half-hour, beginning at 1:30 pm with the last program at 4 pm. Stop by at a time that is convenient for you.

External link: Library Closing

When: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - All Day

The Library is closed for Independence Day.

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, July 05, 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: Library Closing

When: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 09, 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, July 09, 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, July 09, 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: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, July 09, 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: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 10, 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: Preschool Storytime

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

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Teen Gaming with Affinity Gaming

When: Tuesday, July 10, 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 - All the Money in the World (Rated R, 2017, 132 mins.)

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 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 using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Due to the popularity of this storytime, please provide the library with 24 hours' notice if you are unable to attend so we can notify those on the waiting list.

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, Rockets

When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Blast off with Rockets at this fun class where kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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: Principal Storytime with Ms. Adams of South Elementary School

When: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Ms. Becca Adams, the assistant principal of South Elementary School. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.

External link: "Wrinkle in Time", PG

When: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, July 16, 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, July 16, 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: Google Drive Basics

When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. This hands-on introductory class will cover how to access, use, and organize Google Drive.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, July 16, 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: Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3rd

When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in Crafts

External link: Movie Monday: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

When: Monday, July 16, 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: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, July 16, 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: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 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: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Arts & Crafts for Adults

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come and hand paint a beach rock. All materials will be supplied.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch a variety of anime, share opinions, enjoy great anime and manga series available for checkout, and more!

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Pulitzer-winning historian McCullough illuminates the extraordinary pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright and reveals how close to a religious calling was their quest to invent and to fly.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, July 18, 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, July 18, 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, July 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Fresh Thyme Storytime, ages Birth - 5 with a caretaker

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Come to Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL for a storytime. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack after the storytime is finished.

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 18, 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, July 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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, July 19, 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: Terrific Teen Tie Dye

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Registration Required.Teens are invited to bring a prewashed white cotton item (or 2) to tie dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the library by the loading dock. Outside activity, will reschedule if stormy. Grades 6-12.

External link: Elephant and Piggie, ages 2-10

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Spend and afternoon hanging out with some favorite friends, Elephant & Piggie! This storytime will guarantee giggles, silly dancing, a craft and listening to some favorite Elephant & Piggie stories. Crystal Lake cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Terrific Teen Tie Dye

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Registration Required.Teens are invited to bring a prewashed white cotton item (or 2) to tie dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the library by the loading dock. Outside activity, will reschedule if stormy. Grades 6-12.

External link: Film Lovers Group-Vertigo (PG) 128 min

When: Thursday, July 19, 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: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 19, 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, Ladybugs, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, July 20, 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. Bring your preschooler to the Storytime Room to find a fun ladybug craft to work on together and take home.


External link: Painting with Sphero, ages 8-11

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Have you ever painted with a robot? Here's your chance. Paint a masterpiece using the Sphero robotic ball. Registration required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 21, 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.

Adult Programs

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

What is "the cloud?" What is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? How much stuff can you store in the cloud? Popular cloud storage services will be discussed in this introductory class – including Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, and others.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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: Photoshop Elements Next Steps

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn more about Expert mode, working with layers, and editing images using this powerful photo-editing program, now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. This class builds on skills learned in the Intro to Photoshop Elements class.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - The Greatest Showman (PG, 2017, 105 mins.)

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, July 05, 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: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - All the Money in the World (Rated R, 2017, 132 mins.)

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Google Drive Basics

When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. This hands-on introductory class will cover how to access, use, and organize Google Drive.

External link: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, July 16, 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: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come and hand paint a beach rock. All materials will be supplied.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch a variety of anime, share opinions, enjoy great anime and manga series available for checkout, and more!

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Pulitzer-winning historian McCullough illuminates the extraordinary pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright and reveals how close to a religious calling was their quest to invent and to fly.

External link: Film Lovers Group-Vertigo (PG) 128 min

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

Teen Programs

External link: Tuesday Teen Gaming

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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: Movie Monday: Guardians of the Galaxy

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Teen Gaming with Affinity Gaming

When: Tuesday, July 10, 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: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, July 12, 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: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

When: Monday, July 16, 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: Terrific Teen Tie Dye

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Registration Required.Teens are invited to bring a prewashed white cotton item (or 2) to tie dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the library by the loading dock. Outside activity, will reschedule if stormy. Grades 6-12.

External link: Terrific Teen Tie Dye

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Registration Required.Teens are invited to bring a prewashed white cotton item (or 2) to tie dye. We will supply the rest! Meet us outside the library by the loading dock. Outside activity, will reschedule if stormy. Grades 6-12.

Youth Programs

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 23, 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: Family Stem Saturday, Squishy Circuits in the Sea, ages 3 and up, w/adult

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Work together as a family and explore electronics using play dough to create ocean Squishy Circuits. Registration required. Only one member from each family should sign up. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, June 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, June 27, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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: Create a Greeting Card, ages 8-12

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come use our fun tools and learn techniques to make fabulous greeting cards. Registration Required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: No class tonight - Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, June 28, 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: JG's Reptile Road Show

When: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

JG’s Reptile Road Show is an exciting, educational, interactive, and hands on experience with reptiles from all over the world. YOU are part of the show and will get to answer and ask questions during the show, on top of being able to touch, pet, hold, and handle animals that you would usually only get to see through glass from far away at the zoo! Registration required. CLPL cardholders only.

External link: JG's Reptile Road Show

When: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Ames II

JG’s Reptile Road Show is an exciting, educational, interactive, and hands on experience with reptiles from all over the world. YOU are part of the show and will get to answer and ask questions during the show, on top of being able to touch, pet, hold, and handle animals that you would usually only get to see through glass from far away at the zoo! Registration required. CLPL cardholders only.

External link: Summer Movie, "Kung Fu Panda", PG

When: Friday, June 29, 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. The classic Kung Fu Panda movie (celebrating its' 10-year anniversary in 2018) takes us to China.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, June 30, 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: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, July 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 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: FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics

When: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a robotics program designed to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Local FIRST® Tech Challenge team, Eighty Nine Degrees, will demonstrate their robot on the half-hour, beginning at 1:30 pm with the last program at 4 pm. Stop by at a time that is convenient for you.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 09, 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, July 09, 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, July 09, 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: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 10, 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: Preschool Storytime

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

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 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 using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Due to the popularity of this storytime, please provide the library with 24 hours' notice if you are unable to attend so we can notify those on the waiting list.

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 11, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, Rockets

When: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Blast off with Rockets at this fun class where kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 12, 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: Principal Storytime with Ms. Adams of South Elementary School

When: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Ms. Becca Adams, the assistant principal of South Elementary School. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.

External link: "Wrinkle in Time", PG

When: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, July 16, 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, July 16, 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, July 16, 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: Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3rd

When: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in Crafts

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 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: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 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, July 18, 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, July 18, 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, July 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Fresh Thyme Storytime, ages Birth - 5 with a caretaker

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Come to Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL for a storytime. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack after the storytime is finished.

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 18, 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, July 19, 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, July 19, 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, July 19, 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: Elephant and Piggie, ages 2-10

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Spend and afternoon hanging out with some favorite friends, Elephant & Piggie! This storytime will guarantee giggles, silly dancing, a craft and listening to some favorite Elephant & Piggie stories. Crystal Lake cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 19, 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, Ladybugs, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, July 20, 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. Bring your preschooler to the Storytime Room to find a fun ladybug craft to work on together and take home.


External link: Painting with Sphero, ages 8-11

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Have you ever painted with a robot? Here's your chance. Paint a masterpiece using the Sphero robotic ball. Registration required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 21, 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.