Crown Point Community Library

Library Updates

Winfield Branch closes temporarily for renovations

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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.

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OverDrive app discontinued—Give Libby a try!

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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
  • Customizable notifications and more!

Download Libby or visit to get started.

Switching to Libby from the OverDrive app

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Renovating space to serve you better!

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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!


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CPCL will be Fine Free in 2023!

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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.

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  • Crown Point


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

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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