Join the 2020 ‘Libraries Rock’ Summer Reading Program!

Thank you to the following Summer Reading Program sponsors for their support:

1776 Restaurant
Chick-fil-A, Crystal Lake
Country Donuts
Dolphin Swim Club
Home State Bank
The Irish Boutique
Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard
Lloyd’s Paint ‘N Paper, Inc.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Marvin’s Toy Store
McDonald’s Restaurants (Route 14 & 176 location; and Route 31 location)
Play It Again Sports
The Village Squire Restaurants


June 1-August 16

The Crystal Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program tradition will continue this summer! As always, the Summer Reading Program is available to readers of all ages – kids, teens and adults. The program is open to residents of the City of Crystal Lake and to kids who attend school in Crystal Lake and their families.

Because of current conditions, we’ve come up with a variety of ways you can participate in the program this year.

Register Online

Register for the Summer Reading Program at You can track your reading minutes online and win award badges along the way. As you progress, you can earn chances to win other exciting prizes. We’ll begin drawing names for the prizes on June 22. Prizes will include gift cards to local businesses. The grand prize will be a Julie Ann’s frozen custard truck party for you and 30 of your friends (social distancing style, of course).

Earn extra chances for prizes by completing the following activities:
• Attend a virtual summer Library program
• Listen to an audiobook
• Read a magazine or a comic book
• Share a photo
• Watch a movie

Paper Reading Log

Download the form below and track your reading minutes on paper.
Not able to download the form?
Contact the CLPL Call Center at 815.459.1687 to request a form be sent to you by mail or email.
Use the “Chat” service on the CLPL website to request a form.
Or, send an email to

When you’re ready to record your reading minutes, contact the Library (using the above contact info), and a Library staffer will assist you with recording your reading time.

Download a paper reading log here:

2020 Summer Reading Program Log