CROWN POINT | "Make a Splash - READ!" is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program at the Crown Point Community Library.
Children will explore the world of water and aquatic fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes, and pools - and the creatures that live in them.
Stories in the Park will return at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Meet at the main shelter for a variety of activities and stories, rain or shine, on June 23 and 30, and July 7 and 14.
The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, preschool through adult, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, book discussions and more.
For adults, Lunch on the Lawn offers a respite from the work day at noon Mondays, June 14, 21, 28 and July 12, on the front lawn of the Crown Point Library Carnegie Building at 223 S. Main St. Bring a sack lunch, a blanket and enjoy stories read by local community leaders.
Registration begins Monday and the program continues through July 30.
For more information, call the library at (219) 663-0270.
Library looking ahead to a new downtown home
The Crown Point Community Library has been an important resource in the community since 1908.
The current 40-year-old facility was built to house half the current number of materials and no computers, and has been over capacity for more than a decade, with no room to expand. In order to better serve the community and offer services that other libraries have, more room is needed.
On May 3, the Crown Point Community Library Board and the city of Crown Point agreed on a parcel of land between Main and North East Street as the new location for a library; this location will keep the library downtown, which is what library officials had hoped to accomplish.
Why are library officials looking at building a new library building in Crown Point? What are the challenges of the current facility? What will be the impact on you and the community? These are some of the questions that will be discussed during two community meetings about the future of the Crown Point Community Library, set for 6:30 p.m. June 9 and 15 in the Crown Point High School auditorium, 1500 S. Main St.
The meetings will feature a presentation on key issues, a discussion, and public participation. The second meeting will also serve as a preliminary determination hearing. All community members are welcome to attend, share the vision and hear the plans.