• 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.

     

  • 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
    Jennifer Chanley
    illccpl@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

    Childrens Department
    Shelly Young
    kukyng@aol.com
    812-338-2606

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

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

    Library Clerk
    Isabella Akins
    812-338-2606

  • Board of Trustees

    President

    Vice President

    Treasurer

    Angela Crecelius

     

    Eugene Mattingly

    2271 North Crecelius Road

     

    2550 E. Beasley Road

    Milltown,IN 47145

     

    English, IN 47118

    812-633-4886

     

    812-365-2260

    Appointed by School Board

     

    Appointed by County Council

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2018

     

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2018

     

     

     

    Secretary

    Member

    Member

    Donna Smith

    Lance E. Stroud

    Kimberly Smith

    1600 Liberty View Road

    8668 E. Shoe Tree Lane

    1462 E. Beasley Road

    Milltown, IN 47145

    Milltown, IN 47145

    English, IN 47118

    812-633-7683

    812-633-4470

    812-338-3718

    Appointed by: Commissioners

    Appointed by: Commissioners

    Appointed by: County Council

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2020

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2017

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2020

     

     

     

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    Board meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 P.M.

  • Board Meeting Minutes

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Hours of Operation

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:30 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

Computers shut down 30 minutes prior to library closing.
Doors are locked 10 minutes prior to library closing.

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