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Map showing the 7 librariy districts of Lake County

The Seven Library Districts of Lake County, Indiana

Lake County is composed of seven independent public library districts:

Crown Point Community Library

East Chicago Public Library

Gary Public Library

Hammond Public Library

Lake County Public Library (That's us!)

Lowell Public Library

Whiting Public Library

You are in the Lake County Public Library district if you live in one of the following school districts:

• Griffith
• Hanover
• Highland
• Hobart
• Lake Central
• Lake Ridge
• Lake Station
• Merrillville
• Munster
• River Forest

Why So Many Districts?

Each library district is a separate governmental unit, with its own Board of Trustees, administration, staff, collection, and services, designed to meet the needs of the community that it serves.

While all of the libraries have similarities, each district also offers a unique mix of materials, services, and programs.

Cooperative agreements exist among most Lake County library districts, allowing residents to utilize an even wider variety of resources (ie, residents of the Hammond Public Library district may obtain a card that can be used at Lake County Public Library). Learn more about statewide borrowing.

Library districts are arranged above in alphabetical order.

Upcoming Events
Mon, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Dec 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Tue, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email... more
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email address to register.

Wed, Dec 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Wed, Dec 02, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what... more
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up!

Wed, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, Dec 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Thu, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Visit the Channel Islands virtually, and see what archaeological evidence there is for the woman in the classic children's book "Island... more
Visit the Channel Islands virtually, and see what archaeological evidence there is for the woman in the classic children's book "Island of the Blue Dolphins." You need an email address to join.

Fri, Dec 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sat, Dec 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sun, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham... more
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham Museum. You will need an email address to register.

Tue, Dec 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Tue, Dec 08, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a talk with Beatriz Muller, a master sugar artist who has created award-winning works of gingerbread and icing! Learn how... more
Join us for a talk with Beatriz Muller, a master sugar artist who has created award-winning works of gingerbread and icing! Learn how she chose this as a career! You will need an email to register.

Tue, Dec 08, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Zoom
Teens are invited to play games, such as sketchful.io, that can be played online while we hang out on Zoom! We will brainstorm future... more
Teens are invited to play games, such as sketchful.io, that can be played online while we hang out on Zoom! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask how (TAB) can count toward volunteer hours!

Wed, Dec 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Wed, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Dale Hoppe will give a basic overview of Find A Grave including recent changes, plus he will speak about cemetery tourism; sharing the... more
Dale Hoppe will give a basic overview of Find A Grave including recent changes, plus he will speak about cemetery tourism; sharing the the infamous and famous people he has found during his vacations.

Wed, Dec 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 -... more
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 - 17. Registration is required for this virtual event.