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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Get Caught Reading

Kids watch, listen and learn. Be an example for them and “Get Caught Reading!” Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read.

The Crown Point Community Library was honored to have the support of some of our
community leaders ....who have all been “caught reading” their favorite books and magazines for our campaign. Posters can be viewed at their businesses, at the Crown Point and Winfield Branch library, online at and on our Facebook page.

Check them out here:

We want to see you get “caught” reading too! It’s easy to do; just take a picture of yourself, your family and your friends reading your house, in a car, at the park....anywhere and
everywhere! Next, send them to Laura in one of these three easy ways:
1. email to
2. mail to Crown Point Library, 122 N. Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307 or
3. bring your photo to the Crown Point Library anytime during the month of May.
Don’t forget to include the names of the people in the picture and the location. Photos received by May 15 will be displayed at the “A Hole Lot of Fun” mini golf event on Saturday, June 1 and all photos will be online at as well as our library Facebook page throughout the summer reading program. We can’t wait to see where you “get caught reading!”

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Upcoming events at the Crown Point Library!

  • Thursday Morning Movie! March 7 at 10:00 a.m. The first Thursday of the month, the Crown Point Library will show a movie in Meeting Room 2 at 10:00 a.m.

  • ART in Focus: The Czar’s Faberge Eggs on Tuesday, March 12 from 6:15-7:45
    South Shore Arts and Crown Point Community Library welcome you to the
    Art in Focus study group. DVDs and discussions are presented about art and artists.
    No registration required. For more information, contact Barb Houk at 306.4597 or Sponsored by South Shore Arts and Crown Point Library.

  • Friends of the Crown Point Library monthly meeting: Tuesdsay, March 12 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 17 the Crown Point Community Library will be closed due to the Crown Point St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The library’s drive up book drop will also be closed for the day. Library items will not be due on this date.

  • Book Discussion Groups:
    • Winfield: Tuesday, March 12: Room, by Emma Donoghue.
    • Evening group at Crown Point: Thursday, March 14: The Book Thief, by Mark Zusak.
    • 3rd Monday at 1 group at Crown Point: Monday, March 18: In The Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson.

The Indiana Room

The Indiana Room

by Cindy Childress, Reference Assistant

 Rediscover Crown Point by browsing the Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the new library. Did you ever wonder how Crown Point received its name, what is the oldest standing structure, or where is Ruffle Shirt Hill and how it received its name? We have books on the history of Crown Point, genealogies, old directories, even old Crown Point High School yearbooks, where I have been told you could find pictures of some parents, teachers, and even a famous local astronaut. You might even find out where our local ghosts are hanging out by browsing the Haunted Indiana series.

The Lake County Star newspaper has been a part of Crown Point for over one hundred and fifty years, and we have nearly every issue on microfilm. The newspaper is a great way to explore the important stories and events of Crown Point citizens throughout the decades. The newspaper is a great resource for searching obituaries of family and friends.

Genealogists can take advantage of our (available only at the library) and Heritage Quest databases. Indexes for Crown Point marriages, cemetery, and land transfers could provide clues to that elusive brick wall you have struggling with and the pamphlet file is full of many hidden gems. Also, check the resources on our website under Research & Information, then Genealogy & History.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thursday Morning Movies @ the Library!

Join us, at the Crown Point Library, every first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for a movie and popcorn! This event is free and registration is not required.

 The next showing is on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Meeting Room 2. In celebration of Library Lover's Month, the movie selection is all about friendship and romance in a far off land. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Artist, Kara Dokupil, displays artwork at Crown Point Library

During the month of January, local artist Kara Dokupil is displaying her artwork. Her exhibit It's not the end of the World (The Mayans were All Wrong) will be on display throughout the month of January.

If you are interested in showcasing your art at the Crown Point Library please contact Laura Clemons at 306-4599 or email

Author To Visit Crown Point Library

On Friday, January 4, 2012 at 10:30 the Tri Kappa Meeting Room, author Gloria McMillan introduces her new murder mystery, "The Blue Maroon Murder."

A fun, interesting, entertaining and intriguing new mystery novel inspired by the classic landscapes and her memories of University of Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood of the Windy City.
The author will be available for questions and copies of the book may be purchased.

This event is free. For more information please contact Barb Houk at 306-4597.

Here is the link from  NWI Crown Point Community online:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Young Readers Support Their New Library

Pictured from left:  Karina Snoddy, 3rd grade student, school Media Specialist, Fiona McCarroll, Principal, Barbara Merrill and CP Library Business Manager, Kate Lodovisi.
Karina raised over $136.
Elementary students in Crown Point area schools participated in a Read-A-Thon to raise funds for the new Crown Point Community Library, scheduled to open this fall. Crown Point High School and Taft and Wheeler Middle Schools also held fundraisers for the library. The money will be used to make the children’s area in the new library a special place. The total amount raised by these activities was $13,262.97! The Crown Point Library thanks these schools and their participating students for their support:

Crown Point High School

Robert A. Taft Middle School

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

Jerry Ross Elementary School

Lake Street Elementary School

Solon Robinson Elementary School

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Timothy Ball Elementary School

Winfield Elementary School