Crown Point Community Library

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Don’t forget to pick up your FREE Railcats tickets for the whole family and join us at the ballpark to celebrate your participation in Summer Reading. Ask at any library public desk.

Night at the Ballpark Railcats Games: Tuesday, July 30 OR Thursday, August 1



Art Alive

Saturdays, June 1 and 8, at 11 a.m.

Students in 1st grade and up are invited to experience art. Each week a different artist will be introduced. Learn about their lives, their art style, and works of art through literature. Create a unique masterpiece imitating the artist’s style. Registration is for all 4 sessions.


Summer Reading Kick-off

Monday, June 10, 1-3 p.m.

Help us kick off Summer Reading at the library! This year’s theme is Universe of Stories and we will be celebrating with some out of this world crafts and activities.


Challenger Center: Science Stations

Wednesday, June 12, 2-3 p.m.

The Challenger Center will be presenting 3 interactive science stations: Back to the Moon, Bubble-ology, Test Tube Trivia.  Registration starts June 3. All ages


Rocket Racers

Wednesdays at 4:30-6:30 p.m.

June 12, 19, and 26

July 17, 24, and 31

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to work independently to master logic and technology skills. Using independent thinking games, snap circuits, makey-makey, sphero and scratch coding, participants compete against themselves to earn rewards and recognition. Activities are STEAM based, (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and encourage creativity and build real-world skills. Drop in anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 Wednesday evenings. No registration is necessary.


Alien Invasion

Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m.

The aliens have taken over! Drop-in to the Children’s Department for different alien themed crafts. All ages. No Registration. While supplies last.


Star Lord Song Challenge

Thursday, June 13 at 4 p.m.

Adolescents Assemble! Let’s gather and make our “Awesome Mix” just like Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. We will make our own versions of the best playlists for space exploration (and saving the galaxy) and vote on the best one! We will also have a mini dance-off with a baby Groot twist. Ages 11- 17. Registration required and opens June 3.


Sphero Space Academy

Saturdays, June 15, 22, and 29, at 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Ages 8-12

This three-session program will enable students to write basic code to transform Sphero into a space rover exploring outer space terrain. Each session builds on the skill learned the previous week. Registration is for all three sessions and opens June 3.


Family Movies and More!

Monday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy Walt Disney Pictures “A Wrinkle in Time.” Travel with Meg to an unknown planet to find and rescue her missing father. Enjoy popcorn and other special treats found in your movie treat bag. No registration is necessary. Goodie bags are available while supplies last.




Stories and Stars

June 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds

Join us at the Lake County Fairgrounds at 8:30 p.m. to hear space-themed stories under the stars! At 9 p.m., the Calumet Astronomical Society will join us for a brief presentation about stars and planets that we can see from NWI! Registration is encouraged but not required.


DIY Moon Phases Shirt

Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

Ages 5 and up

Bring your own black, prewashed shirt. We will learn about moon phases and make our own moon phase inspired t-shirt. Registration required and starts June 3.


STEM Space Challenge

Monday, June 24, July 15, and July 22 at 3 p.m.

Ages 7-12

Get ready to launch into space-themed STEM activities! Each session features a different space challenge for students to complete. Learn about aerodynamics and forces of flight while creating rockets, space landers, and rovers that survive the impact. Separate registration is required for each session.



Science Show

Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

All ages

Join the Challenger Center as they present live interactive science demonstrations featuring the magic of dry ice. Registration starts June 3.


Family Forts

Friday, June 28, 4:45 p.m.

All ages

Bring your blankets and pillows and get ready to build! Families are invited to a camp “in” at the library. Build a fort, snuggle up and share a good book with your family in this after-hours program.

Registration starts June 17.


A Universe of Oreo: Taste Test Challenge

Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Come challenge your skills at our Oreo taste test! Each participant will get several Oreo flavors to sample and guess the flavor. Whoever guesses the most flavors correctly will win a free book!

Registration Required. Opens July 1.


Constellation Station

Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m.

Let’s explore constellations as we make our own star stories using different materials and modalities. Ages 6-12.  Registration Required and opens June 17.


Teen Galaxy Painting

Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to come and paint their rendition of the galaxy on a canvas. All materials and step-by-step directions will be provided, just bring your creativity and vision! Registration is required and will open July 1.


Galaxy Slime

Tuesday, July 23

Grades 3-5 at 3 p.m.

Grades 6-12 at 4 p.m.

Come learn how to make beautiful, colorful and glittery galaxy slime! Each participant will make their own slime to take home! Kids going into grades 3-5 will meet at 3 p.m. and kids in grades 6-12 will meet at 4 p.m. Registration required, opens July 15.  


Galaxy Tie Dye

Thursday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Bring one item to dye (t-shirt, tank top, bandana, etc- no sweats please). Tie-dyeing is messy, wear your play clothes! No registration necessary, program is while supplies last.


Summer Reading Finale: Blastoff to Magic

Thursday, August 1 at 2 p.m.

Help magician Daniel Lusk build a rocketship to the moon in this exciting, interactive magic show. Registration is required and starts July 1. All ages welcome.

  • 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: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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  • Winfield Branch

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

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307


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