Why do we need a new library? Geez, $30 million is a LOT of money! Yes, $30 million is a lot of money and we can use it one of two ways; Spend $9.1 million immediately to make necessary repairs and more money later making “band-aid” repairs, but still have a library with the limitations … More The Yes Campaign is a choice for Crystal Lake to change our community for the better by building a new library
At a cost of 9.1 million, we would make the most urgent repairs. The library conducted two Capital Facility Assessments; one in 2010, the other in 2015. The result of both studies indicated that many of the library’s major operating systems are at or near their nature lifespan. Below is the list of items included … More What if the Referendum Doesn’t Pass?
Letter: Supports New Library Published: Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT As a mother of very young children and a lifelong Crystal Lake resident, I am strongly in favor of a new library. The current library parking lot requires patrons to enter via stairs, or walk around the library to the accessible entrance. Traveling around the library … More Letter to the Editor
Election Day is November 8. The Library Referendum question is last on the ballot. This is how it will appear at the bottom of the ballot. If you still have any questions regarding the proposed new building, please visit this post for more information.
Letter: Heartbeat of the Community Published: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: In 2016, there is one vote I feel positive about. I will vote “yes” for the Crystal Lake library referendum. Since 1979, I have watched the library expand and adjust as best it could within the geography available. Now, … More Letter to the Editor
Take a self-guided tour at the Library to see a model of the proposed building and challenges with the current building. Simply follow the yellow feet!
Grab your tax bill and calculate your personal investment over at focus.clpl.org.
Letter: Willing to Pay More for Library Published: September 14 To the Editor: As a resident of Crystal Lake for 43 years, I hope the proposed referendum to build a new library becomes a reality. I have educated myself on the proposal, and I think it is a sound one. The existing structure is simply … More Letter to the Editor