Lending Library

The Northern Illinois Chapter of CGOA maintains a lending library of more than 270 crochet books and leaflets for our members. Karen Angel is our chapter librarian. Books may be checked out for 2 months at no charge. A late fee of $1.00 will be charged for each item for each month overdue.

Karen brings books to our meetings that are relevant to our monthly meeting education program. In addition, members may contact Karen and request specific books and leaflets from our collection.

Visit NICGOALIBRARY on Ravelry to see what books and leaflets are available for checkout.   After you log into Ravelry, you will go directly to the NICGOALIBRARY.

Viewing the books

Once you are in NICGOALIBRARY on Ravelry, choose to display the collection as books on a shelf or in a list.  Select which books to display using the search and select features on the Library page. Click on the book’s cover to see its contents. Click on the “patterns” tab for a list of patterns in the book, and to view projects made by Ravelry users.


Contact the librarian

NICGOALIBRARY is set up as a user (person) on Ravelry,  Click on “about me” next to the name (upper left) to go to the user page.  From there, contact the librarian by using the “send message” button.

Don’t have a Ravelry login? It’s free and easy to get one.  Go to www.ravelry.com, click on the “join now” button and follow the instructions.   Ravelry allows you to setup your own library, search for patterns and designers, keep track of your yarn stash, and make friends with other fiber enthusiasts.