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Library Trivia Answers

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Block Party on Sunday. Check out the answers. Winners will be contacted on Tuesday, June 28.  Read More

Library Closed Monday, July 4
The Library will be closed on Independence Day. The drive-up book drops will be closed, please use the drop by the front doors.

Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) – Your Global Access to Library Collections Wordwide
Patrons have used their Park Ridge Library card to check out items from literally all over the world.

Read for the Win 2016
Make your summer even more fun with Summer Reading Clubs. Click on the links to register for adult, teen or children’s programs.

100,000 more choices, always available with hoopla ebooks and comics
As a Park Ridge Public Library card holder you now have access to hoopla’s full collection of 103,706 ebooks and 6,114 comics, literally giving you a...

Wiggle While You Walk on the Library Lawn
From now through August, you are invited to take a StoryWalk® featuring the book Wiggle by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Scott Menchin.

Don’t stress about late fees. Sign up for email reminders!
We have two easy ways to help you avoid late fees: > Sign up for email reminders > Renew most items online

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Did You Know?


... you can read an encyclopedia in your pocket. With Gale Virtual Reference Library, you have access to more than 200 reference books in a variety of subjects including art, business, history, science and more. You can even read them when the library is closed! Visit the Premium Resources page to begin.
…that we can help fix your car? When it comes to auto repair, do-it-yourselvers and students in the automotive trades have trusted Chilton manuals for years. Now these exceptional resources are available in a comprehensive simple-to-use database. This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information for the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVS on the road today. Click here to access the Chilton Library Database.
… that you can access interactive picturebooks and easy readers through Tumblebooks? The Library subscribes to Tumblebooks so all you need is your library card to access it from home. Stories come alive through animation, narration and interactive games and activities. You can even download a Tumblebooks App for your phone or iPad.
... you can receive email reminders of upcoming due dates, available holds, and more - an easy way to keep track of your library card account. Sign up for email notifications here.
... there’s a world of reliable information available in World Book Online Reference Center? Visit our Premium Resources page or click here to access it using a valid PRPL card. For the younger set we also offer World Book Online for Kids, click here to access.
… that we have a source for legal forms to sell your car, your boat, your business? Illinois Legalforms has thousands of legal forms. Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Visit our Premium Resources page or click here to access it using a valid PRPL card.

... you can learn Microsoft Excel in your pajamas? Or Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint in your sweats? You can if you use Learning Express and chose Popular Software Tutorials. Self-paced tutorials guide you through the basics and all the way to more advanced topics without you needing to leave the house. Have your PRPL card handy and visit the Premium Resources page to start learning!

...that you can explore the new Travel eBook Collection? This collection contains over 250 popular travel eBooks for destinations across the globe. Individual chapters can even be saved and downloaded to an eReader! Visit the Premium Resources page with your PRPL card to start planning your dream vacation today.

... you can bring home magazines from the library? We have a large selection of magazines and you can check out older issues for three weeks. The current issue is for use in the library only. To see what magazines the Library subscribes to click here. Do you want to read the latest issue? Sign up for free with your library card to access our new digital magazine collection of 150 titles here.


... you can now access Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook from home with your library card?
Evaluate the quality and prices of local service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, banks, dentists, heating and air companies, and more here.
 
 
    



 
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