September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Library card signup mont


September is the annual Library Card Sign-Up Month. It’s a great time to get a library card or extend an expiring card. Individuals who live within the city limits of Crystal Lake may obtain a library card by emailing identification that establishes residency. Email a photo of one of the following to

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

Applicants will receive a CLPL card number to access the Library’s resources. When the Library reopens, we ask applicants to stop by to get a physical card. Nonresidents may obtain a nonresident card by paying a fee equal to what the Library tax would be for that year if the property were inside city limits. Click here for more information about nonresident cards. 

Patrons can renew their library cards over the phone by calling the CLPL Call Center at 815.459.1687.

CLPL is offering incentives to people who obtain library cards during the month of September.

  • The first 100 people who sign up for a library card in September will receive a surprise gift when they use their card at the Library’s contact-free curbside service.
  • Know a friend who doesn’t have a library card? Refer her/him, and once she/he gets a library card, you AND your friend will be entered into a drawing for gift card prizes!

What’s also great about Library Card Sign-Up Month is that local business sponsors offer our patrons special discounts when they display their CLPL card. Here’s a list of 2020 sponsors and their offers:

Breaking Bread Catering & Deli
10% off lunch or dinner, both locations

Enlightened Balance
Free gift with purchase

Kitchen Outfitters
10% off entire purchase

Out of the Box
10% off entire purchase

Pop’s Corn Crib
50% off second item of equal or lesser value (popcorn only)

Smoothology Smoothie Cafe
15% off purchase

Subway on Route 14 (near Jewel Food Store)
Buy 6″ sub & drink, get a 6″ sub for $.99

Thomas’ Tails
Free bag of treats with any $15 purchase