• Library History

    The Crawford County Public Library was organized in 1954 after enough signatures were obtained to petition for a tax rate. The first Crawford County Library budget was published in August, 1954. In 1955, a librarian was hired and a storefront building was used to house the library's collection. The cleaning and repair of the building was accepted in lieu of rent.

    In 1956, the decision was made to move the library to the Beals property on E. 5th Street. The house and lots were purchased for $6800.00. $3000.00 was provided by a Building Fund from the State Tax Commission and the Library Board received a loan for the remaining $3800.00. It was paid for in 1959 and the library remained there until the present building was acquired in 1968. For 25 years the library has been operated without building expansion.

    In September, 1992, April, 1993 and September 1993, a Department of Commerce Community Focus Fund Grant in the amount of $500,000.00 was applied for. The grant application was denied the first two rounds of funding but finally in November, 1993, the Library Board was notified that the grant had been awarded. The Library Board of the Crawford County Library in English Indiana proposed to construct a new library in the relocated town of English at the corner of Indiana Avenue and Oak Hill Circle. The new facility replaced the one located at 111 W. 5th Street in English.

  • Mission Statement

    The Crawford County Public Library will provide access to quality library services for county residents.
    Library resources will be available free of charge to individuals of all ages and groups of all types.
     
    Services offered will:

    •     stimulate positive attitudes toward lifelong learning
    •     emphasize the importance of the library's role in the community
    •     promote the use of library services
    •     meet the educational, informational, research and personal
    •     needs of library patrons.
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  • Staff

    Library Director
    Tracy Underhill
    underhill.tracy@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

    Genealogy Department
    Anne Hager
    ahager947@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

    Library Clerk / Reading Advisory
    Linda Zabel
    812-338-2606

    Building Maintenance
    Christine Vanlaningham

    Interlibrary Loan
    Mary Kauffman
    marydkauffman@yahoo.com
    812-338-2606

    Childrens Department
    Beverly Beals
    beals.beverly@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

    Technology Department
    David Vanlaningham
    ccpltech@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

  • Board of Trustees

    President

    Angela Crecelius 
    2271 North Crecelius Road 
    Milltown, IN 47145 
    (812) 633-4886 
    Appointed by: School Board
    Term Expires: June 30, 2014

    Treasurer

    Donald Standiford 
    290 W Zoo Road 
    English, IN 47118 
    (812) 338-2469 
    Appointed by:  County Council
    Term Expires: June 30, 2016

    Member

    Pat Michels
    5967 E Pilot Knob Road
    Milltown, IN 47145
    Appointed by: School Board
    Term Expires: June 30, 2016

    Member

    Lance E. Stroud
    8668 E. Shoe Tree Lane
    Milltown, IN 47145
    (812) 633-4470
    Appointed by: Commissioners

    Vice President

    David Jones 
    854 N Depot Hill Road 
    Milltown, IN 47145 
    (812) 365-2422
    Appointed by:  County Council
    Term Expires: June 30, 2014

    Secretary

    Donna Smith 
    1600 Liberty View Road 
    Milltown, IN 47145 
    (812) 633-7683
    Appointed by:  Commissioners
    Term Expires: June 30, 2016

    Member

    Cammie Wiseman
    1398 Sival Road NW
    Ramsey, IN 47166
    Appointed by: School Board
    Term Expires: June 30, 2016

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  • Policies

Hours of Operation

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Crawford County Public Library

203 Indiana Ave,
English, IN 47118

Phone: 812-338-2606
Fax: 812-338-3034

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