Mission & Service Directions
Crystal Lake Public Library: Helping people, of all ages and backgrounds, learn, enjoy and better their lives.
Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access
Residents will have high-speed access to the digital world with no unnecessary restriction or fees to ensure everyone can take advantage of the ever growing resources and services available through the internet.
Create Young Readers: Early Literacy
Children from birth to age five will have programs and services designed to ensure they will enter school ready to learn to read, write and listen.
Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning
Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.
Stimulate Imagination: Reading, viewing and listening for pleasure
Residents who want materials to enhance their leisure time will find what they want when and where they want them and will have the help they need to make choices from among the options.
Understand How to Find, Evaluate and Use information: Information Fluency
Residents will know when they need information to resolve an issue or answer a question, and will have the skills to search for, locate, evaluate and effectively use information to meet their needs.
Visit a Comfortable Place: Physical and Virtual Spaces
Residents will have safe and welcoming physical places to meet and interact with others, or to sit quietly and read, and will have open and accessible virtual spaces that support networking.