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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
Fri, Feb 21, 9:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Staff Meeting Room
The Books to Bridge the Region committee will meet. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation. For more information, contact the Public... more
The Books to Bridge the Region committee will meet. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation. For more information, contact the Public Relations Dept at 219-769-3541, ext. 315.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
St. John - Entry
Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Fri, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important... more
Babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Fri, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and... more
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a unique topic each month. The only requirement is imagination and registration!

Fri, Feb 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own... more
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Fri, Feb 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
LCPL Librarian Cindy will present a class on how to start your family tree. This class for beginners, will illustrate how to use a... more
LCPL Librarian Cindy will present a class on how to start your family tree. This class for beginners, will illustrate how to use a pedigree chart, search for records and organize your research.

Fri, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is... more
Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.

Fri, Feb 21, 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Cedar Lake - Quiet Study Room B
Every Friday, in Quiet Study Room B, 2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Fri, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Tweens (grades 4-8) can explore basic robotics using the library's robots. Please register.

Sat, Feb 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Make knitted hats using looms & yarn provided. No experience is necessary--it's fast & easy.

Sat, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Baby & Me Time is a 1/2 hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver.

Sat, Feb 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for Movie Time with popcorn and beverages as we watch Spider-Man: Far From Home. PG-13 ; 130 Minutes

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Game master Jane will start the adventurers off in their new campaign. So if you are a player and you're looking for a D&D group or if... more
Game master Jane will start the adventurers off in their new campaign. So if you are a player and you're looking for a D&D group or if you have always been curious about the game then come join us!

Sat, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native adult speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and... more
This bi-monthly session is an opportunity for non-native adult speakers with intermediate knowledge of Spanish to practice listening and conversation skills with the help of a bilingual guide.