September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is a great time to get a library card, or extend an expiring card! A library card opens up a world of possibilities!

Sign up for a library card in September and pick up a Library Champion yard sign. See instructions on how to obtain a card below!

Get a library card, display your yard sign and you could win a $25 gift certificate!

New cardholders and existing cardholders who display their Library Champion yard signs in September will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local business. We’ll randomly select three yard sign winners each week during the month of September, starting Sept. 5 and running through Sept. 29. Prizes include $25 gift certificates to area businesses. Winners must be active cardholders, and their accounts must be in good standing. Winners will be announced on on the library’s Facebook page, and will also be contacted by library staff.

How to Get a Card – Residents

Individuals who live within the city limits of Crystal Lake may obtain a library card by visiting the library and providing identification that establishes residency such as:

  • Drivers license/state ID with current address or
  • Personal/payroll check that includes current address or
  • Mail or utility bill with current postmark

Patrons can also call the library at 815.459.1687 for help with obtaining a card or renewing a card.


Non-residents can get a library card by paying a fee equivalent to what their library tax portion would be if their property was located within the city limits of Crystal Lake. Click here for more information about obtaining a library card.  

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