In October, the library will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Crown Point Library building location at 122 N. Main Street. This building has been well loved and needs some freshening up. Throughout September and October, public areas will be repainted and some flooring replaced. We are doing our best to limit the disruption to the public, however, some areas will be unavailable to patrons for a limited time as projects proceed.
The areas currently being painted are:
- 1st Floor Collection Area – Please ask staff for assistance retrieving materials that may not be accessible.
- 2nd Floor Children’s Library – This department will be closed from September 19-October 8.
- Programs will be held in the Library Meeting Rooms.
- Visit staff and browse a limited collection in the first-floor reading area.
Thank you for your patience!
The Geminus Corporation will offer two free mental health-related training courses at the Crown Point location in September. Space is limited, and registration is required.
Mental Health First Aid
September 9 from 9-3 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course is intended for adult participants.
Please include an email address for pre-course work. A certificate will be emailed after the course once the post-course online quiz and evaluation have been completed.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
September 17 from 10 -12 p.m.
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.
Great news! Kindle Fire users can now install the Libby app on their devices manually – for instructions visit: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/kindlefire
How easy is it to read 1,000 books before kindergarten? Here are a few ways:
- One bedtime story a night for three years,
- Ten books a week for two years,
- 20 books for a week for one year!
The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. The library can help you! Simply sign up for our free program “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten”. We provide you with resources, reading lists, reading logs, and more. Children ages 0-5 are invited to sign up for this program at any time. Read more here: https://crownpointlibrary.org/1000-books-before-kindergarten/
Congratulations to sisters Charlotte and Fiona! On August 9, they both completed the “1,000 Books before Kindergarten” program – just in time for school to start.
Our monthly book groups return in September. Books assigned are available now at the library the group meets.
In addition to the monthly discussion groups, the library also has a True Crime Book Club that meets quarterly and a Business Book Club every other month.
New members are always welcome to join, for more information visit: https://crownpointlibrary.org/for-readers/book-groups/
Click on the image to print out the Fall/Winter 2022 titles.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars with the Crown Point Library at Bulldog Park!
The library will host a series of outdoor movies beginning with The Little Mermaid this Friday, June 17 at Bulldog Park located at 183 S. West Street.
The gates to Bulldog Park will open at 7 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:30 p.m.
Families will enjoy interactive elements during the movie and receive a free goody bag (while supplies last). No pets or outside food/beverages are allowed. Concessions are available for purchase.
Movie Nights with the Crown Point Library is a partnership between the library, and the City of Crown Point, and sponsored by the Friends of the Crown Point Library. Attendance is free, with no registration necessary.
The scheduled summer films include:
June 17: The Little Mermaid (1989) Walt Disney Pictures
July 8: Encanto (2021) Walt Disney Pictures
August 5: Matilda (1996) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Don’t miss out on the fun!
The library invites readers of ALL AGES to keep reading throughout the summer and the best way to do that is to participate in the library’s summer reading program! Ocean of Possibilities begins June 1 through July 31.
Read for fun, attend events and earn prizes!
Click the image for more information on registration and events!
The Book Sale starts today and the Friends are selling more than books. A variety of items the library no longer uses will be added. These items will be located in meeting room three and will be for sale throughout the three-day book sale.
Friends members will have early access to the sale on Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. The public sale begins at 2 p.m. If you are not a member of the Friends of the Crown Point Library, you can join any time prior to the book sale or at the door on the day of the sale.
- All items are sold as is.
- All sales are final.
- All items must be taken the same day they are purchased.
- No holds for unpaid items. Items that are paid for may be picked up later, on the same day, if the purchaser needs to arrange transportation and/or assistance if necessary. 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 volunteers are unable to assist with the delivery or transportation of your items.
- Accepted forms of payment: Cash or check payable to the Friends of the Crown Point Library.
- A list of items for sale is attached. Additional purchasing instructions will be available at the sale.
To see a complete list of library items for sale and more information click here.
Mark your calendars for the next Friends of the Crown Point Library book sale on April 27-29, 2022. Fill a bag up with great books, movies, and for only $5 a bag! The Friends special three-day book sale only happens twice a year and Friends members have early access on Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Join now or at the door! The sale is open to the public beginning at 2 p.m.
This year, the Friends are adding surplus items that the library no longer uses, such as desks, chairs, tables, children’s toys, and more. Sales are cash or check only, and if you buy, you should be prepared to take the items with you on that day. There are no holds* and no deliveries. These items will be located in meeting room three throughout the book sale. A list of items, including pictures, will be posted on Facebook and our website the day before the sale.
* Items that are paid for may be picked up later on the same day if the purchaser needs to arrange transportation and/or assistance if necessary. The purchaser is responsible for arranging pick up and delivery of items to their vehicle. Failure to pick up items will result in forfeiture of payment.
New eMaterial Resources!
On March 1, the Crown Point Community Library joined many other libraries throughout Indiana in partnership with the Indiana State Library and OverDrive to create a new collaborative sharing resource to benefit all eMaterial users in the state. This new resource is called the Indiana Digital Library (IDL). Read more about it here
It’s good to see your smile again!
Beginning March 7, in alignment with IDSH classification for Lake County and revised CDC masking guidelines, masks are no longer requested to be worn while visiting the library. Throughout the end of March, library programs, led by staff members, will still require participants over the age of 3 (and caregivers) to wear masks. This applies to all locations, thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Early closure on St. Patrick’s Day!
As a reminder, the Crown Point location will be closing early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. The library will have limited access due to the City of Crown Point’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
March newsletter is available!
From book discussions, movies to crafts, we have programs planned this month for all ages! Pick up a library newsletter at both of our locations or download a copy now.
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