Crown Point Community Library

Library Friends

Our Mission:

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.

The Fall Book Sale will take place on October 20 – 22, with a special Friends members-only early entrance time on the first day.  $5.00 a bag mix and match! Choose from thousands of gently used items. 

Friends shop first!  On Wednesday, October 20 the doors will open in advance for members at 1 p.m., public sale begins at 2 p.m. If you are not a member you can join at the sale.

  • Wednesday, October 20 from 2 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ($1 a bag sale begins at noon on Friday!)


Help us set up on Tuesday, October 20:

  • Heavy lifters are needed on Tuesday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We need heavy lifters to help us lift and move book sale boxes from the storage area and place them near designated tables. A dolly and flat cart will be available.

  • Organizers are needed on Tuesday, October 19 from 12 – 5 p.m.

Volunteers will take donations out of the box and organize by genre on designated tables, post signs on tables, return empty boxes to storage.

Work at the sale:

  • Volunteers are asked to work one, (two-hour) shifts, however, you may sign up for multiple shifts. Duties include: checking out book purchases, re-organizing books as needed, collecting Friend Membership applications with payment.

Call (219) 663-0270 or visit the library to sign up.

NOTE: Volunteers must be age 18 or older


Passengers can browse and shop through the shops along the Magnificent Mile, the stores in the Loop or meander through a museum, the choice is yours today!

Wednesday, December 1 – Tickets on sale October 11 at the Crown Point Library

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Cost: $25 per person

Purchasing tickets: (Please note new procedures)

Tickets can be purchased at the Crown Point Library, at the front desk. At this time, cash and check (payable to the Friends of the Library) are accepted.

The bus ticket cost is non-refundable. If you have to cancel, you may transfer* your ticket to another person or choose to use it towards a future trip. Should the Friends of the Library need to cancel a trip to comply with changing government guidance, participants will receive a full refund. *Chicago Bus Trip: This trip will be cancelled if not 50% occupancy by November 14.

*Please call (219) 306-4599 or email cpclfriends@gmail with the updated information.


Our bus trips will depart from the Crown Point Sportsplex located at 1313 E. North Street.

Parking is only allowed in the lot east of the Parks Department Maintenance Building (by the skate park). Please be advised the City of Crown Point and the Parks Department are not in any way liable for damage or destruction to any of the vehicles which are parked on City property nor is the City liable for any injury incurred by any of the participants in the libraries functions while on City property.

Please note this trip has a new drop-off destination: The bus will drop off and pick up passengers at a central location on Michigan Avenue near Millenium Park.

The bus will depart from the Crown Point Sportsplex at 9 a.m. sharp. Boarding begins at 8:45 a.m.

The bus will depart from Chicago at 4 p.m. sharp.

Accepting book donations:

Public donations will now be accepted at the front desk at both library locations during regular library hours. Please review the list of items the Library does not accept.

Join The Friends:

When you join us, you’ll:

  • Sponsor programs and literacy initiatives for adults, children, and teens
  • Enable lively cultural events that attract non-traditional library users
  • Volunteer at Library events and book sales
  • Support pro-library advocacy to government officials and the general public

Many Friends volunteer by helping with the monthly and annual book sales, fundraising, and promoting the library. In addition to membership dues, money raised from the Literary Luncheon and book sales support ongoing adult, children, and teen events, provide prizes for summer reading programs, and help purchase equipment not covered in the general budget.

As a member of the Friends of the Crown Point Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the library’s hardworking staff, and the pure satisfaction of knowing you make a difference in your community!

To join the Friends of the Crown Point Library, 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.

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

Curious to see what the Friends are doing? Attend a meeting! Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 10:00 am. in Meeting Room 2. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Laura Clemons at 306-4599 or email


  • 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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