It’s true… the Friends of the Library are hosting another surplus sale of items the library no longer uses, such as chairs, flooring, shelving units, office furniture, and more.
The sale will take place in the meeting rooms at the Crown Point Library. Sales are cash or check only, and all items must be removed, by the buyer, on the day of purchase. There are no holds and no deliveries.
Tuesday, March 28 from 9 – 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 29 from 9 – 6 p.m.,
Thursday, March 30 from 9 – 1 p.m.
*Sale hours may change based on the number of items remaining for sale.
All items are sold as-is.
All sales are final.
Accepted forms of payment: Cash or check payable to the Friends of the Crown Point Library. Proceeds benefit the Library.
No holds for unpaid items.
Large items that are paid for may be picked up later, on the same day, or by 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Failure to pick up items will result in forfeiture of payment.
The purchaser is responsible for the pickup and delivery of items to their vehicle. A dolly and rolling cart will be made available, by the library, to assist in transporting your item to your vehicle. Library staff or Friends of the Library volunteers are unable to assist with the delivery or transportation of your items.
Tomorrow, February 1, 2023, the Winfield Branch will close for approximately six-seven weeks while renovations to update the space are being done.
The outside book drop will remain open for returns. We encourage our visitors to visit the Crown Point location to pick up holds and check-out materials during this time.
Due to the temporary closure a special storytime, designed for our Winfield Branch Book Babies and Little Listeners, will be held in the program room at the Crown Point location on Monday, February 6 at 10 a.m. Register here.
The February Book Discussion and the adult Paper Crafting program will take place, on their designated day and time, at the Holy Spirit Church Parish Life Center, located at 7667 E. 109th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307.
Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for additional Winfield Branch programming updates during the renovation period.
Thank you for your patience while we update this space to better serve our visitors!
The improvements include:
Expanded interactive children’s play area
Remodeled public bathrooms
Addition of a private study room for public use
Removal of a wall to create a more open use of the current space
Increased shelving for library materials
Flooring replacement and upgrades
Door relocation to provide a more welcoming entry to the library
If you have additional questions, please contact Library Director, Julie Wendorf, at 219-306-8071.
Attention, OverDrive app users! The OverDrive app has been discontinued. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library. All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card. It’s time to give Libby a try! Learn more here
Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:
Tags to categorize books however you’d like
A central bookshelf for all loans and holds
Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers
Our new permanent Storywalk® signs are installed with The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Special thanks to the Friends of the Crown Point Library for purchasing our new signs, The City of Crown Point for partnering with the placement of some of the signs in the City’s green space, and Dimension Fence for doing a great job on the installation of all twenty signs.
On Monday, January 30 the Winfield Branch will close, for approximately six weeks, to begin the additional renovations to further improve the usability of the space for our visitors.
Some of the exciting parts of the project include the addition of a study room, an expanded children’s interactive play area, additional shelving to expand the selection of the materials, and a repurposing of the lobby space.
Visit our Facebook page for construction updates. Thank you for your patience during this project!
We are excited to announce, as of January 1, 2023, CPCL will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. In celebration of this historic change in policy, the Library will remove any pre-existing overdue fines for all library patron accounts – so that everyone gets a fresh start! Cardholders will continue to be responsible for returning items and paying for lost or damaged materials. Any cardholder with overdue library materials, whether days or years overdue, may return items without penalty and restore their borrowing privileges going forward.
The CPCL’s Board of Trustees approved the elimination of fines on November 28, 2022, during their regularly scheduled Board of Trustee meeting, on the recommendation from the library’s director, Julie Wendorf. Wendorf shared that the revenue attributed to fines has steadily declined in recent years due to the auto-renewal of materials and the revenue generated by the payment from fines accounted for less than 1% of the library’s operating budget. Going fine free will reduce barriers and increase equity for all library users, which aligns with the library’s guiding principle of ACCESS and also aligns with the 2019 American Library Association resolution encouraging libraries to eliminate overdue fines. CPCL joins a trend of other Indiana libraries going fine free; as of June 2022, 100 out of 236 public libraries in Indiana were fine free.
What does it mean to be fine-free?
Beginning January 1, 2023, all overdue fines will be removed from patron accounts and overdue fines will no longer accrue. Historic fees for lost or damaged items will still remain. Patrons are still responsible for returning library items and accounts will be blocked at $25.00 from the accumulation of lost/damaged fees.
CPCL will continue to send notifications when items are due and again if materials are not returned. After 14 days, unreturned items will be considered lost and the cardholder must either return the item without penalty or pay the replacement cost.
To enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library. To raise funds to support library programs, services, and help fund items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget.
Join the Friends!
Membership is open to all individuals and families who want involvement in the library. Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to actively participate in book sales, and other events and projects. The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. All dues are paid annually.
The membership dues are as follows: Life – $150; Family – $15; Individual – $10
Download and fill out the membership form and return it to Friends of the Crown Point Library
122 N. Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.
Membership forms are also available at both library locations.
Get amazing deals at the daily book sale!
The Friends provide over 1,000 new and gently used items monthly at rock bottom prices at their "ongoing book sale" held in the Crown Point Library’s Internet Cafe. Browse for all kinds of books, magazines, CDs, records, videos, and more. You can discover new treasures every day. All items are $1 unless marked otherwise.
Book donations are accepted every day!
Please donate your new or gently used items to the Crown Point Library location. For a list of acceptable items click here.
Big Book Sales
Wednesday, October 26:
1-2 p.m. Members only preview!
2-7 p.m. Public Sale
Thursday, October 27:
9-7 p.m. Public Sale
Friday, October 28:
December 19 (Third Monday)