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Library Mini Golf fundraiser returns to Crown Point

Library Mini Golf fundraiser returns to Crown Point

Karen Snoddy, right, watches her daughter, Karina, and other friends golf during last year's inaugural Library Mini Golf event at the Crown Point Community Library. This year, "A Hole Lot of Fun" returns April 12.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

Ray Boomhower is senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society's quarterly magazine.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

"Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu" is a book by Indiana author Ray Boomhower, who will present a Veterans Day salute at the Nov. 2 Literary Luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Crown Point Community Library.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Reading to the dogs

Reading to the dogs

Dog owner Barbara Phelps watches as Dylan Clemons, 9, reads to her Power Paws dog, “Abby,” during an earlier Reading to the Dogs program at the Crown Point Community Library. The library, 122 N. Main St., invites school-age children to improve their reading skills by reading out out to a dog…

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
Library looking for teen volunteers

Library looking for teen volunteers

Teen volunteers Brian McCants, left, and Jacob MacDonald help out at the Crown Point Community Library grand opening event last fall. The library is currently seeking teen volunteers entering grade 7 and older to assist with the 2013 Summer Reading Program at both the Crown Point and Winfiel…

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
Hat's off to display

Hat's off to display

Through this month, Noretta Emerson has a display of her collection of vintage hats, hat pins and holders in a case at the Crown Point Community Library for patrons to enjoy. Individuals or organizations interested in displaying items in one of the library’s display cases can contact Laura C…

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
Poster winners celebrate libraries

Poster winners celebrate libraries

Savannah Fields shows her winning entry in the Elementary School category of the Crown Point Community Library' National Library Week Poster Design Contest.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
Poster winners celebrate libraries

Poster winners celebrate libraries

Helping the Crown Point Community Library kick off National Library Week, Kara Dokupil is the poster design contest winner in the Adult category.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
Poster winners celebrate libraries

Poster winners celebrate libraries

Anna Marie Gianni is the High School category winner of the National Library Week Poster Design Contest held by the Crown Point Community Library. Her design was also selected for the first library postcard.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am
Explore history in The Indiana Room

Explore history in The Indiana Room

There's plenty of digging to do in The Indiana Room at the new Crown Point Community Library, where history is at your fingertips.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
Friends host book sales at library

Friends host book sales at library

Crown Point Friends of the Library Book Sale Directors Jerry and Noretta Emerson check the book sale shelves at the Crown Point Community Library. To get involved, call Laura Clemons at (219) 306-4599, email cpclfriends@gmail.com or visit www.crownpointlibrary.org.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
Friends host book sales at library

Friends host book sales at library

Friends of the Library kicked off the new year with a one-day book sale recently at the Crown Point Community Library. Second-grader Dylan Clemons searches the stacks of books and was excited to find a "Star Wars" book at the sale. The Friends plan a bus trip to the Chicago Flower and Garden…

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
Library loves its Friends

Library loves its Friends

Friends of the Library Book Sale Directors Jerry and Noretta Emerson check the book sale shelves at the Crown Point Community Library.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Library loves its Friends

Library loves its Friends

Friends of the Crown Point Community Library officers for 2013 are, from left Secretary Bonnie St. John, President John Cotton, Treasurer Erma Anderson, and Vice President Judy Baran.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Library loves its Friends

Library loves its Friends

Friends of the Library kicked off the new year with a one-day book sale recently at the Crown Point Community Library. Second-grader Dylan Clemons searches the stacks of books and was excited to find a "Star Wars" book at the sale. The Friends plan a bus trip to the Chicago Flower and Garden…

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Chess, anyone?

Chess, anyone?

Ian Duncan, at table left, and Karolina Miszewski compete in a friendly game of chess, while youngsters Henry Neton and Dominic Miszewski find it more comfortable playing a game on the floor in the Internet Cafe at the Crown Point Community Library. Any level of experience, all ages and begi…

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
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Provided by Crown Point Community Library Artist Kara Dokupil is displaying a collection of paintings through this month at the Crown Point Community Library, celebrating the fact that the world didn't end last month.

January 20, 2013 12:55 am
Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to read

Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to read

Artist Bruce Robbins has a collection of his opaque watercolor and prismacolor illustrations on display through Feb. 8 at the Crown Point Community Library.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am
Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to read

Library offers programs, artwork and plenty to read

Ian Duncan, at table left, and Karolina Miszewski compete in a friendly game of chess, while youngsters Henry Neton and Dominic Miszewski find it more comfortable playing a game on the floor in the Internet Cafe at the Crown Point Community Library.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am
Young readers add their support

Young readers add their support

Solon Robinson Elementary School third-grader Karina Snoddy, from left, Media Specialist Fiona McCarroll, and Principal Barbara Merrill present Crown Point Community Library Business Manager Kate Lodovisi with a donation of $2,127.40 raised by the school's Read-A-Thon. Karina raised more tha…

September 07, 2012 12:00 am
Dogs Days of summer

Dogs Days of summer

Stories in the Park on June 13 in Crown Point began with a “Responsible Dog Ownership and Dog Safety” lesson, followed by a demonstration of "nosework," the precursor to all scent work. Paw Power Blues Dog Club member Ruth Van Noort and her Bernese Mountain dog, Broker, gave cart rides to th…

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
Dogs Days of summer

Dogs Days of summer

Crown Point Community Library kicked off its annual summer reading “Stories in the Park” with the Paw Power Blues Dog Club. Seven Power Paw Blues Dog Club handlers and 13 dogs shared their knowledge and joy with local children and their families. Held at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Stories …

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
Students introduced to summer reading program

Students introduced to summer reading program

Second-grade classes from Timothy Ball Elementary School visited the Crown Point Library with their teachers, Cindy Podowski and Amanda Thompson, before summer break started. Students listened to stories and learned about this summer's reading program, “Dream Big. READ!” which continues thro…

June 29, 2012 12:00 am
Authors Circle donations will enhance new library

Authors Circle donations will enhance new library

Crown Point Community Library Director Lynn Frank, left, accepts a $1,000 donation for the new library from Lynn Clay, Psi Iota Xi Sorority member.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am
Authors Circle donations will enhance new library

Authors Circle donations will enhance new library

Crown Point Community Library Board Treasurer Fiona McCarroll, left, displays a donation for the new library presented by Taft Middle School Student Council officers: Secretary Sophie Nonos, Treasurer Doha Tebry, Vice President Kelly Merrill and President Natalie Brigham.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am
Santa visits Crown Point Library

Santa visits Crown Point Library

Brice VanderZee tells Santa his wishes for Christmas

December 16, 2011 9:10 pm
Santa visits Crown Point Library

Santa visits Crown Point Library

Brice VanderZee tells Santa his wishes for Christmas.

December 16, 2011 8:40 pm
The joy of shared reading

The joy of shared reading

Barb Houk facilitates an adult book discussion at the Crown Point Community Library. 

October 07, 2011 12:00 am
Read to the dogs

Read to the dogs

Amina Hmad reads to Briggs and owner Ruth Van Noort during a recent Read to the Dogs session at the Crown Point Community Library. The library's four-legged friends from Power Paws are returning to the library, 214 S. Court St., from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24, and school-age children are encourag…

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Learning their letters

Learning their letters

Denise Krapf, youth services staffer, helps Story Time participants, from left, Piper LaFrance, Gaby Thorn, Krapf, Tanner Rawls, with Sharon Thom, and Abigail Betts, assemble their "super letter finder" binoculars during a recent session at the Crown Point Community Library.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am
Learning their letters

Learning their letters

Pre-School Pals gather around the tree house at the Crown Point Community Library to hear letter-themed stories during a recent Story Time session.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am
Learning their letters

Learning their letters

Tanner Rawls adds letter stickers to his new binoculars during a Pre-School Pals he attended with his grandmother, Sharon Thom.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am
Story time travels around the world

Story time travels around the world

Dominic Villarreal, left, and other children tap out the beat on a drum during a recent Story Time program at the Crown Point Community Library. Children learned about several different countries during the summer series.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Story time travels around the world

Story time travels around the world

Erin Barton, of the Youth Services Department at the Crown Point Community Library wore a parrot hat while reading stories about South America to children at a recent Story Time program.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Story time travels around the world

Story time travels around the world

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August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Library launches gift campaign

Library launches gift campaign

Donor Lenora Festa, center, makes the first contribution to the Crown Point Community Library's new gift campaign to Special Services Librarian Barb Houk, left, and Library Director Lynn Frank.

August 10, 2011 12:00 am
Library launches gift campaign

Library launches gift campaign

Seen from East Street, the construction site of the new Crown Point Community Library shows just how close the facility will be to the Old Lake County Courthouse in the background.

August 10, 2011 12:00 am
One world has many stories

One world has many stories

Professor Jiangang Liu, associate director of the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University, along with two other teachers, presented an Introduction to Chinese Culture for children as part of the Culture Club series offered in conjunction with the Crown Point Community Library's "One Wor…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
One world has many stories

One world has many stories

Teachers Liang Ming and Jun He demonstrate the art of Chinese paper cutting to children at a recent Culture Club program hosted by the Crown Point Community Library.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
One world has many stories

One world has many stories

Jun He, one of three Chinese educators from Valparaiso University who presented a cultural program for children participating in the "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program that ends Friday at the Crown Point Community Library, explains a Chinese lantern to attendees.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
Teens take ownership by volunteering

Teens take ownership by volunteering

This year's teen volunteers working at the Crown Point Community Library gather around the Puppet Time Theater in the children's area of the library, front row from left, Anthony Casillas and Maggie Mae Krawczyk, back row, Griffin Scott, Timothy Barnett, Jake Schutter, Devin DeBoth, Kristina…

December 10, 2010 12:00 am
Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

Alyssa Zena, right, reads to Apollo during July 13's Read to the Dogs activity at the Crown Point Community Library. Children are invited to read to trained dogs from the Power Paws Group as a way of gaining confidence about their reading skills.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am
Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

A young patron tries out the maracas during Stories In the Park on June 30 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The Promise Dance Academy was the guest of the Crown Point Community Library and had participants exploring different movements to stories about the ocean

July 23, 2010 12:00 am
Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

Crown Point library makes a splash with reading programs

Crown Point Community Library patrons enjoy Lunch on the Lawn as Dr. Lisa Gold, a local pediatrician, reads a story July 12 on the lawn at the Carnegie Building.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am
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