Crown Point Community Library

Library Updates

Mini Golf Is Coming!

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The Crown Point Community Library is excited to announce their next Library Mini Golf Event, “A Hole Lot of Fun,” will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The library will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the day. The course will be set up throughout the first and second floors of the library, including a special “Family Fun Zone” in the meeting rooms that will feature free refreshments, games and more. Players of all ages will have “A Hole Lot of Fun” swinging their clubs through the library stacks!


So get your golf on and come play, explore and experience the library in a unique and fun way. A Family Fun Zone will be located at the end of the course in the library’s three meeting rooms. Light refreshments, games and other activities will be available to players at no extra charge. In addition, we will have raffle items donated by many of our community’s businesses.


The cost of the event is $5 per person or $20 for a group of five. One round of golf (putters, balls, scorecards will be provided to players) and admittance to the Family Fun Zone is included.


The library will be open for business during its normal Saturday hours, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Although there will be extra activity from the golfers and their fans, library staff will make every effort to provide the usual high level of service that the community expects. Patrons needing quiet library time are encouraged to visit the library on Friday or visit the Winfield Branch located at 10771 Randolph Street.


Library Mini Golf allows us to raise money for library programming for children, teen, and adults at the Crown Point Community Library and Winfield Branch Library. All the proceeds from this fundraising event will allow us to offer author/illustrator visits, literary impersonators, musicians and more to expand the traditional boundaries of library programming.


Our librarians have many ideas for new and exciting programs for the community. You can be part of our efforts by supporting this year’s “A Hole Lot of Fun” mini-golf fundraiser – a fun event for families and friends of all ages.


We are looking for raffle donations and sponsors. To promote your business or organization at the event contact Laura Clemons (219) 306-4599, email or visit


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Scenic Landscaping Photography

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Scenic Landscaping Photography – Best Practices
Wednesday, March 21
6 p.m. – Meet and Greet
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Presentation

The Purdue Club of NWI will be featuring Photographer, Pete Doherty on Scenic Landscaping Photography – Best Practices. Pete is a local Scenic & Corporate Photographer.
Pete is a former bank marketing executive who started his own company, Doherty Images, LLC in 2005. A freelance photographer, he specializes in Chicago lakefront and Indiana Dunes photography. He also provides commercial photography to a wide range of businesses and organizations throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Friends Celebrate Service at Public Open House

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Join the Friends of the Crown Point Library as they celebrate members (new and old) and a longtime support for the Library at a public open house on Tuesday, February 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms.

Learn about the new membership benefits and upcoming events!

Social hour begins at 5 p.m.

Welcome and Announcements at 5:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by Chicago Harpist, Nichole Luchs.

Free. No RSVP! For more information contact Rose at (219) 663-3924.

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Library will begin search for new director

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The Crown Point Community Library will begin searching, mid-February, for a new library director as Selina Gomez-Beloz resigned to accept a position at the Waukegan Public Library. Gomez-Beloz announced on January 18 she would be leaving; her last day will be February 15.

“This was not an easy decision, but one that meets the needs of my family, my career growth, and personal growth,” Gomez-Beloz announced to her staff.

Gomez-Beloz arrived in December 2014 and has left her special mark with many literary initiatives and processes that will keep the library moving forward in the future.

The Board of Trustees will hold an Executive Session on Monday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m. with a special board meeting to follow. The Board will be posting the Director position internally, with the possibility of conducting a national search beginning sometime in mid-February.  The public is welcome to attend the special board meeting.

As the search gets underway, updates will be posted on the library’s website and Facebook page.

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Friends Announce Bus Trip

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New for 2018! The Friends introduce

This year have fun exploring with the Friends of the Library on their one-day bus trips. We will be visiting many attractions throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area including the Auto Show, Chicago Flower Show, Four Winds Casino, Dickens Village in Antioch, IL just to name a few.

Friends members receive a $5 discount on all bus trips! Not sure you are a member? January and February is the time to renew your membership. You can renew your membership at the Crown Point Library or Winfield Branch or download the form and mail it to the library. At the time of renewal, you will be given a membership card that you will use to receive discounts, get early entry to book sales and other events!

The Friends of the Crown Point Library are revving up for another One Day Bus Trip– to the McCormick Place in Chicago for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Join the Friends as they browse a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks, sport utility vehicles, and experimental or concept cars — over 1,000 different vehicles will be on display!!

A full day of fun and entertainment… Just $45 per person and only $40 for Friends members. What a bargain! Trip includes round-trip transportation and admission into the Auto Show.

Tickets can be purchased at the Circulation Desk at the Crown Point Library located downtown Crown Point, Indiana.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 9-4 p.m.

Load Bus: 8:45 a.m. at the Crown Point Sportsplex

Depart Crown Point: 9 a.m. SHARP!

Depart Chicago: 4 p.m., returning approximately 5 p.m.

Membership questions can be directed to Laura at 219-306-4599

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Want to swap educational materials?

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Do you have educational materials that you no longer use?

Are you looking for new materials to include in your curriculum?

Swap your stuff for something else at the “Education Material Swap” Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 – 12 p.m. at the Crown Point Library. The swap is hosted by the Friends of the Crown Point Library.


How it works:

Families/teachers will receive tickets in exchange for the curriculum to be swapped. The tickets will be used to “purchase” curriculum at the swap.


Drop off date:

Monday, January 8 between 2 – 6 p.m. at the Children’s Library desk located on the second floor. Questions? Please email Cindy Baumeister at or call (219) 306-8068.


What kind of materials can you donate?

Textbooks, workbooks, teacher’s guides, DVDs, music CDs, educational games and puzzles, juvenile fiction and nonfiction, or other types of educational items geared towards preschool through high school. Items must be in good condition. Items donated will not be returned.


Is the swap open to the public?

Yes. Individuals who did not donate items to the swap will be able to shop from 11 – 12 p.m. on the day of the swap.  Items will range from $1 -$10. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Crown Point Library Organization.


For more information please call (219) 306-8068 or visit


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Friends of the Library Present 2018 Travel Tour to Pacific Northwest & California

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The Friends of the Crown Point Library present Pacific Northwest & California tour departing September 24-October 1, 2018. Come find out how you can help the Friends and travel with your “Friends” at our special TRAVEL PRESENTATION on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the Crown Point Library Meeting Room 1.

Please RSVP your attendance to Laura at or call (219) 306-4599.

The tour details can be explored here!

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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: Closed

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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  • Winfield Branch

    Sunday & Monday: Closed
    Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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