Crown Point Community Library

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Meet Jerry Ross!

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Meet Jerry Ross at the Crown point Library on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to hear astronaut and Crown Point native, Jerry Ross, read a story and talk about his experience in space. Register for the free program here!

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Meet NASA’s Solar System Ambassador, July 8

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. To celebrate, the Crown Point Community Library is hosting NASA Solar System Ambassador, B.J. Austin, to talk about NASA’s Apollo mission. Join us on Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m.. This program is free and no registration is required.

B.J. Austin

B.J. Austin is the president of an aerospace propulsion research and development and engineering services firm focused on furthering space exploration and space commercialization through advanced propulsion system designs. Mr. Austin’s roles include modeling systems, developing propellant formulations, designing combustion devices, and analyzing test results.

Mr. Austin is also president of Wabash Valley Astronomical Society (WVAS) located in West Lafayette, Indiana. WVAS is a group of dedicated amateur astronomers that work to expand their knowledge of astronomy and observing techniques and share their knowledge with the astronomy community and public.

Mr. Austin earned both his Bachelors of Science (1999) and Masters of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (2002) from Purdue University.

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A Universe of Stories

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“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of the Crown Point Community Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program open to all ages. Explore the wonders of our universe and learn about the solar system. You are invited to come to the library and read for prizes, as well as to take part in special events offered, at both library locations, throughout the summer. The Library encourages everyone to try something new: learn new facts about space, read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and much more!

A special kick-off celebration event Is planned for Monday, June 10. The Winfield Branch Library will celebrate with a glow party from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the Crown Point Library will celebrate with some out-of-this-world crafts and activities from 1 – 3 p.m.!

The free program runs from June 1 – July 31. To register for Summer Reading, visit the Library you will participate at beginning June 1. For more information please visit

The “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program is sponsored by The Lions Club, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., Psi Iota Xi-Beta Xi Chapter, Friends of the Crown Point Library and Library Mini Golf.

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We’re hiring!

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The Crown Point Community Library is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to become its Programming & Outreach Librarian. Under the direction of Library Director, the Programming & Outreach Librarian supports Crown Point Community Library’s mission of being a community center for lifelong discovery by managing and scheduling the library’s adult programming and outreach services. Programming & Outreach Librarian performs duties requiring considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing programming and outreach services for adults both within the library and outside the library.

Programming & Outreach Librarian

Application For Employment

To apply, please email a resume and application to

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Historic Homes of Crown Point Tours Registration Opens Today!

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Explore historic Crown Point homes while riding Molly the Trolley. The tour presented by Jeanene Letcher, CPCL’s Reference Department and Indiana Room Specialist is designed for adults only.
Registration is required due to limited seating on the trolley and opens today at 1 p.m. Participants can register online here or call 306-4593.

Choose one of the following free tours*:

Wednesday, May 22 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Friday, May 31 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wed., June 12 |10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 | 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Friday, July 19 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Fri., September 6 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed., September 11 | 6 – 8 p.m.


* No rain dates. A slide show presentation, in the Library’s meeting rooms, will take place of the tour.

* Maps for a self-guided tour are available at the Crown Point Library, 1st floor lobby.

* If registration is filled, please use the waitlist for this event.

The 2019 tours are made possible by a generous grant awarded by the
Women’s Giving Circle through the Crown Point Community Foundation.

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Get creative at the Library!

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Artist Tom Liubakka will present an art series that will introduce you to the use of two different art mediums and techniques, pastel and colored pencil. Pastel classes will be offered in the morning at 10 a.m on the dates listed below and Colored Pencil Techniques will be offered at 6 p.m. on the same dates. The classes are free but require registration and the purchase of personal supplies. Register online or call 306-4593.

Wednesday, April 17, Thursday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 30.

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Children’s Program Room renamed to honor Sharon Greening

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The Children’s Program Room, located at the Crown Point Library, has been renamed to the Sharon Greening Children’s Program Room. Sharon was a beloved mother, spouse, grandmother, educator, and friend. As an avid, respected teacher and lover of all kids and animals, Sharon inspired countless students to achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles in their young lives, and attain a lifelong love for books and reading. The memorial gift of $10,000 donated by the Birdzell family, in her memory, will be used to perpetuate Sharon’s devotion and dedication to early reading programs for all children and continue to impact the lives of the children of the community.

Please join us for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the memory of Sharon Greening and celebrate this donation on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Crown Point Community Library.

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  • Crown Point

    Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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  • Winfield Branch

    Mon., Wed. & Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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