• 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

    Building Maintenance
    Christine Vanlaningham

    Interlibrary Loan
    Hillary Baxter
    illccpl@gmail.com
    812-338-2606

    Childrens Department

    812-338-2606

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

    Library Clerk / Reading Advisory
    Kelli Stone
    812-338-2606

  • Board of Trustees

    President

    Vice President

    Treasurer

    Angela Crecelius

    Cathy Bean

    Eugene Mattingly

    2271 North Crecelius Road

    104 Quarry Lane

    2550 E. Beasley Road

    Milltown,IN 47145

    Milltown, IN 47145

    English, IN 47118

    812-633-4886

    812-633-4273

    812-365-2260

    Appointed by School Board

    Appointed by: School Board

    Appointed by County Council

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2024

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2022

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2024

     

     

     

    Secretary

    Member

    Member

    Donna Smith

     

    Kimberly Smith

    1600 Liberty View Road

     

    1462 E. Beasley Road

    Milltown, IN 47145

     

    English, IN 47118

    812-633-7683

     

    812-338-3718

    Appointed by: Commissioners

     

    Appointed by: County Council

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2024

     

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2024

     

     

     

    Member

     

     

    Emily Siler

     

     

    415 N. Roosevelt Drive

     

     

    Leavenworth, IN 47137

     

     

    812-844-1844

     

     

    Appointed by: School Board

     

     

    Term Expires: June 30th, 2021

     

     

     

     

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

  • Board Meeting Minutes
    • 2021

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

      January PDF

       

      February PDF1

       

      March PDF1

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       25x25 asterisk dsb Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

    • 2020

       

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

      January PDF

      July PDF  25x25 asterisk dsb

      February PDF1

      August PDF

      March PDF1

      September PDF

      April PDF1 

      October PDF

      May PDF

      November PDF 

      June PDF

      December PDF  25x25 asterisk dsb

       

       25x25 asterisk dsb Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

    • 2019

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

      January PDF1

      July PDF

      February PDF1

      August PDF

      March PDF1

      September PDF

      April PDF1

      October PDF

      May PDF

      November PDF

      June PDF

      December PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

       

       25x25 red_asterisk Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

    • 2018

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

      January PDF1

      July PDF

      February PDF1

      August PDF

      March PDF1

      September PDF

      April PDF1

      October PDF

      May PDF

      November PDF

      June PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

      December PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

       

       25x25 red_asterisk Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

    • 2017

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

      January PDF1

      July PDF

      February PDF1 25x25 asterisk dsb

      August PDF

      March PDF1

      September PDF

      April PDF1

      October PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

      May PDF

      November PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

      June PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

      December PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

       

       25x25 red_asterisk Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

    • 2016

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

      January PDF

      July PDF

      February PDF1

      August PDF

      March PDF1

      September PDF

      April PDF1 25x25 asterisk dsb

      October PDF

      May PDF

      November PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

      June PDF

      December PDF 25x25 asterisk dsb

       

       25x25 asterisk dsb Denotes no meeting was held during that month.

  • Policies

    PDF Collection Dev Policy

    PDF Circulation

    PDF Display Case

    PDF Family Visit

    PDF Internet Usage

    PDF Meeting Room

    PDF Behavior

    PDF Photo Policy

    PDF Security Camera

    PDF Tobacco Use

    PDF Weather Closing

     

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  • Employment

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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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Doors are locked 10 minutes prior to library closing.

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