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Ready, Set . . Golf!

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Mark your calendars for the community’s most exciting miniature golf event!

The Crown Point Community Library is excited to announce the next Library Mini Golf Event, “A Hole Lot of Fun,” is on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Library will transform into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the day. Players, of all ages, will enjoy putting through the stacks, on the first and second floor, down the staircase and all the way to the “Family Fun Zone” located in the library’s public meeting rooms. Here, players will be treated to free refreshments, a balloonist, face painting, games and more!

Library Mini Golf is one of the most exciting opportunities to raise money to support library programming and brings awareness of how the Library plays an integral part in our community’s success and quality of life for its residents. The event is strategically scheduled in April to coincide with two American Library Association’s sponsored celebrations- National Library Week (April 19-25) and School Library Month. During the event, Crown Point schools compete in a hole-decorating contest. Golfers vote for the best hole and three winnings schools receive a cash prize to purchase books for their school library (sponsored by the Friends of the Crown Point Library).

The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a group of five. Tickets will go on sale, at the Crown Point Library, on April 1st. The ticket includes one round of golf and admittance to the Family Fun Zone.

Come out and join us for “A Hole Lot Of Fun” and support the Library while have fun playing mini-golf inside the Library!


This event is a great way to put your business in front of hundreds of community members. All sponsorships come with unique benefits and tickets to the event. Contact us to learn how you can sponsor a hole or donate a raffle item at the Library Mini Golf Event! Call Laura at (219) 306-4599 or email or download the sponsorship information here.


Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Hole-In-One Sponsor:


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New imaginative play area at Crown Point location

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In 2018, the Crown Point Community Library received a generous donation from the Birdzell Family in memory of local educator, Sharon Greening. The memorial gift was designated to assist with the development and enhancement of the Library’s early reading programming and services. The Library had been carefully planning how to utilize the donation to foster early literacy development in both the Crown Point and Winfield communities.

In 2019, in addition to renaming the Crown Point location’s Children’s Program room in Greening’s honor, a portion of the donation was used to purchase a large number of educational materials to support sensory programming for all children, but especially for children with special needs. On January 24, 2020, the Library introduced a new imaginative play area in the Children’s Library located at the Crown Point location. The area, designed to have themes that will switch out periodically, will provide an ever-changing learning experience for community children.  Some of the planned themes include a grocery store, veterinarian office, diner, farmer’s market, post office, science lab, ice cream parlor, bakery, hot dog stand, and pizza shop. The imaginative play materials will also travel to the Winfield Branch Library for use in their imagination play area. The Library’s new imaginative play area will become another reason why the Library has become a destination for both learning and fun.

This new area will support the American Library Association and Public Library Association’s “Every Child Ready to Read” program (ECRR) practices, which include talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.  The research-based series of practices help young children develop essential literacy skills that will help them get ready to read and started on the right path to school readiness and future success.

The library’s storytime events and early literacy programs are derived from ECRR practices.  The library has always been a destination where children and families can come to learn and play together and its mission seeks to offer programs and opportunities for parents and children to interact while providing parents and caregivers resources in supporting the literacy development of their children.

The Library is thankful for the generous donations from community members and organizations. For more information on how to make a donation to the Library please contact Laura Clemons at (219) 306-4599 or email

From left: Oliver S., Gavin G. and Ophelia S. were the first shoppers at the new imaginative play area “grocery store.”
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AARP Free Tax Preparation

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The AARP will be assisting elderly and low-income patrons with tax returns again this year. In conjunction with the IRS, free e-filing service will be available for qualifying tax returns. AARP tax counselors have been trained and certified to IRS standards. The AARP
will not be scheduling appointments in advance via the phone, as had been done in the past. Appointments will be taken in person only at the library by AARP volunteers. Library staff cannot schedule an appointment.

Appointments can be made on January 31 at 9:30 a.m. in meeting room 2 OR any other day the AARP volunteers are scheduled to be at the library between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. only, in the Library’s Internet Cafe.

 AARP Schedule:
Tuesdays/Thursdays – February 4 – April 14: 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

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“Sweet Reads” Winter Reading Event

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Cozy up with a “sweet read” this winter and participate in the Crown Point Community Library’s Winter Reading Event. This year’s program theme is Sweet Reads! The program is for all ages and begins January 13 and runs through February 23. Here is how it works:

At the Crown Point location, adults will sign up on the first floor in the New Release book section, and children and teens will sign up in the Children’s Library on the second floor.  At the Winfield Branch, all ages can sign up at the Circulation Desk.


Adult Winter Reading: 

  • Register at the Crown Point or Winfield Branch Library
  • Pick up one, or more, reading logs to record the books of your choice you read this winter during the months of January and February
  • Turn in completed log sheet at the library for weekly drawings
  • At the Crown Point Library, enter your completed logs in the New Release Book Display area, and at the Winfield Branch enter your completed logs at the Circulation Desk.
  • Drawings will occur on each Monday from January 20 – February 24.

Children & Teens: 

  • Sign up in the Children’s Library or Winfield Branch Circulation Desk.
  • Receive a BINGO card. Try to finish a row down, across or diagonally for a BINGO. Check-in once a week for a prize.
  • Complete the card to enter the grand prize drawing!

 Grand Prize: Amazon Fire Tablet

(For kids Amazon Fire HD 8 kids edition  |  For teens & adults: Amazon Fire 7)

Download the library newsletter to find out about all the activities planned in January! Free movies and events for all ages!

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