Join our virtual Spring Reading Program from the comfort of your home.
  • Open to readers of ALL ages
  • No Library card needed to participate
  • Register and track reading minutes online via Beanstack (
  • Download the Beanstack app for convenient tracking
  • Earn digital badges and a chance to win prize drawings

We've also thrown in a few incentives for participants to complete indoor and outdoor activities, use the CLPL digital resources and support local businesses.

Update: Library Closed Through April 7
In compliance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order, Crystal Lake Public Library will be closed through April 7 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
What you need to know:
Drop Boxes are Closed!
Keep items and return them when the Library re-opens.
No Late Fees!
We will not apply late fees to materials due while the Library is closed.

Due Dates Extended
Due dates for materials have been extended to April 13.
eLibrary is Open 24/7!
Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, kids eBooks, music, movies, TV shows & eMagazines from home!
Download Library materials from our digital collection anytime from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your Library card!
Need a Library Card?
Apply for a card via email and
get access to the CLPL Digital Collection
Crystal Lake residents can get a CLPL card via email by sending ID that establishes residency. If you want a card, email a photo of one of the following to

Drivers license/State ID with current address
Mail or utility bill with current postmark
Use Our Drive-Up Wi-Fi!
The Library is closed, but we left the Wi-Fi on for you! Feel free to park in the Library parking lot to access the internet and the Library's online resources from the comfort and safety of your car.
126 Paddock Street, Crystal Lake, IL