To the Editor:
The Crystal Lake Public Library celebrated 100 years of service to the community during 2013. The library sponsored special events and programs to record this anniversary. The board would like to thank the patrons for their participation and support by attending and enjoying the events, which included the EPIC Celebration Summer Reading Program, the EPIC Celebration, the EPIC Read Out, and the EPIC Exploration event.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library and to the Crystal Lake Library Foundation for providing funding. Thanks to the city of Crystal Lake for the 2013-2014 vehicle sticker design and the downtown association for the ornament design showing the library’s Mrs. Claus.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the City Council issued a proclamation commemorating the anniversary. It was good to see so many supporters, including former board members, library foundation members, Friends of the Crystal Lake Library, the Fruit Salad Robotics Team, chamber and Community Harvest committee members and citizen patrons, taking time to attend.
Thanks to the mayor and City Council, especially council members Ellen Brady Mueller, Cathy Ferguson and City Clerk Nick Kachiroubus for their help with our programs. Thanks, too, to the Northwest Herald for memorializing library events.
Thanks to the staff – our staff did a terrific job and with joyful hearts, while continuing to serve more than 30,000 cardholders and circulating more than 1 million items! Just as we celebrated, we now salute the city of Crystal Lake’s incorporation 100 years ago. That celebration has just begun.
Carol A. Heisler
Treasurer, Crystal Lake Public Library Board of Trustees