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Learn the Facts

An image of a dollar illustrating how much Library and other tax you pay in the City of Crystal Lake

The above graphic, taken from the 2016-2017 City of Crystal Lake Adopted Annual Budget, shows by percentage how your current property taxes are distributed. Currently, the Library is 4%. If all other services were to remain the same, the Library portion would rise to 5.60% if the new Library passes.

Calculate Your Tax Impact

How much more will you pay in Library tax if the advisory referendum for a new Library is passed?
Click the link above to find out your tax bill and calculate your personal investment.

Calculate Your Savings by Using Library Materials

How much can your family save each year using Library materials. Click the link above to use our Library Use Value Calculator.


Read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Advisory Referendum.

Resource Documents

The Library Board has been seeking a long-term solution to the Library's building problems for many years. Below are the studies and expert opinions that have informed the Library Board as they consider options, the presentations and results of the FOCUS (Future of Crystal Lake Library Under Study) Community Engagement Sessions and a list of FACTS describing what the Library Board intends to provide in a new facility.

Take the Tour

Take a self-guided tour at the Library to see a model of the proposed building and challenges with the current building.


Architect's Renderings of New Building