We love our library

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As Friends of the Crystal Lake Public Library, we can show that love by giving back.  

We are a 501(c)(3) organization whose exclusively charitable and educational purpose is to promote knowledge of the Crystal Lake Public Library's functions, resources, services and needs, and to aid in developing programs for the extension and improvement of the library's services and resources to benefit the library community.

We are a separate organization, not formally associated with the Library, but we work closely with Library staff and Board members so our efforts support our Library's mission.

The Friends is a fundraising organization, of course.  But we also seek, at every chance we get, to remind the community of the treasure they have in this Library, 

If you share our sentiments, please consider joining us!

Friends Executive Board

Claudine Kerber
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Claudine moved to Crystal Lake in 2009 where she lives with her husband and two boys.  She has worked as a elementary school teacher and a Unit Manager.  Currently she is working in district 47 and loving working with the students.  She has volunteered for her church and on various PTO's.  Claudine loves to watch her kids playing sports, taking pictures, and scrapbooking.  She helped to restart the FOCLL and is passionate about helping the CLL.

Holly Hawes



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Gayle Haefele



Gayle moved to Crystal Lake with her husband and four children in 1971.  She worked as an aide in district 47 and then returned to NIU and obtained her teaching degree in Special Education.  After retirement, she was the administrative assistant at Resurrection Catholic Church for over 10 years.  Gayle volunteers for the Salvation Army, Senior Care Volunteer Network and the Crystal Lake Library.  She joined the FOCLL in 2019 to help promote interest and support for the library.  Her interests are quilting, reading, and jigsaw puzzles.  She is a grandmother to five college age grandchildren.

Friends Privacy Policy

The Friends of the Crystal Lake Library does not use personal information provided by online visitors for purposes other than those stated and does not make such information available to other organizations. You can visit most pages on our website without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide information or services that you request. By visiting this website, you consent to the information practices described in this Privacy Policy.


What information is collected?

We do not collect any personally identifying information, unless you provide it to us voluntarily. The information you provide us is used for our work to support the Library.

Personal information that you provide to us.

We may obtain personal information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of personal information may include the following:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Zip code

  • Telephone number

  • E-mail address


Generally, our uses of such personal information collected online include, without limitation, enabling you to make a donation, or providing information, such as sending informational communications and newsletters.

The payment information is submitted directly to PayPal, who processes those transactions of donations and membership. We do not rent, sell, or trade your personal information to any other outside company or organization.

Questions about our policies.

For questions about this privacy statement, contact us at friendsocll@gmail.com.

rev. 10.28.2018 ML