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Families & Kids: Learn & Explore from Home!

Looking for fun and educational activities for your children and family? We’ve compiled a list of entertaining online resources that include books, coding, drawing, writing, games, yoga, read alouds, science activities and virtual field trips. Visit our Learn & Explore from Home page to see the list of resources.

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CLPL Drive-Up Wi-Fi

The Library may be closed, but we left the Wi-Fi on for you! Feel free to park in the Library parking lot at 126 Paddock St. and get connected to the internet and all of CLPL’s online resources.

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Need a Library Card? Get One by Email!

Wishing you had a Library card so you can connect to CLPL’s awesome online resources? Crystal Lake residents can obtain a card by email. Email a photo of one of the following to jgibson@clpl.org: Drivers license/state ID with current address; or mail or utility bill with current postmark.

Applicants will receive a CLPL card number that can access the Library’s resources. If your card expired during this stay-at-home period, we can extend its expiration date. Contact jgibson@clpl.org for an extension.

Use Creativebug to learn about crafts

New at CLPL - Creativebug!

Looking for new crafting ideas and art projects? Check out our new online resource, Creativebug! Creativebug offers thousands of tutorial videos led by expert crafters and artists. All you need is your Library card. Click here to visit Creativebug.