Through our community partnership with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), the Crete Public Library is pleased to offer free tickets to classical music concerts as part of the Check Out IPO Library program. IPO performances are held at Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights, IL 60463.

How it Works

Use your library card to obtain a pass which will be exchanged at the IPO box office on concert night for up to 2 adult and/or 2 student tickets. You may take up to 2 passes per season. Please note: this offer is available to Crete Public Library District cardholders. If your card is from another library, please check with your home library for tickets. The list of participating libraries can be found on the IPO website.

Passes may be requested in-person only at the Patron Services desk. No phone call requests for passes will be accepted. The library receives 4 passes for each performance, which are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

For your convenience, the library has brochures with the season performance dates and descriptions. You can also find the 2021-2022 season schedule on the IPO website.

IPO COVID-19 Policy

In response to recent adjustments to Covid-19 related recommendations from the CDC, the state of Illinois, and suburban Cook County, beginning March 1, 2022, IPO will strongly be recommending, but not requiring, mask-wearing at IPO concerts and events. Following the new guidance, we will also not be checking the vaccination status of attendees. IPO reserves the right to make further adjustments should they be warranted. We understand these continue to be new times for us all. IPO greatly appreciates the overwhelming courtesy and compassion our audiences have offered one another and we look forward to this goodwill continuing in the weeks and months ahead. Any patron wishing to exchange their tickets in light of the new guidance is welcome to contact IPO at 708.481.7774.