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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 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 for an extension.

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Our eLibrary is Available 24/7

Download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, emagazines, music and TV shows for free. All you need is your Library card. Click here to visit the CLPL eLibrary.