Virtual CLPL Offers Online Storytimes, Book Discussions and More!

Visit the CLPL calendar on the Library website to see upcoming programs! 

(Craft pictured on home page – Afternoon Craft Corner: Handstitched Felt Ornaments) 


The Crystal Lake Public Library is bringing its resources to you. Visit the Library’s main calendar of events, located on the home page of our website, to see all the new offerings.

Virtual CLPL will provide online storytimes and childrens programs led by our Youth Services staff. Your children will love listening to their favorite storytime teachers share fun stories, songs and activities.

For adults, Virtual CLPL will use Zoom meetings and other platforms to bring patrons together for book discussions, crafts and regular program offerings, such as the English Conversation Club. Click here to visit the main calendar to see upcoming programs.

Check Out Materials Online

Patrons can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics and eMagazines from the eLibrary. All you need is your Library card. Click here to visit the eLibrary 24/7. 

Learn New Skills

You can learn a new skill or conduct research using one of the Library’s many online resources. Such resources include, Mango Languages, AncestryLibrary, Morningstar Investment and US Major Dailies. Students can find school help with resources like HelpNow, which provides free one-on-one homework help, test prep, tutoring and writing lab. The Library has many other resources for students. Click here to visit the research databases.

Contact the CLPL Call Center

Need help? Call the CLPL Call Center at 815.459.1687 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and a Library staff member will assist you. Whether you’re looking for a book reference, need help accessing our eLibrary with your tablet, or searching for local COVID-19 information, we will do our best to help! Call the Library to speak directly to a staff member, use our chat service, or email inquiries to: