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Library News

Holiday Open House - Friday, November 27

Join us at the Library for an evening of great music, treats, ornament making, a visit from Santa and more! Friday, November 27 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click here for all the details!  Read More

Library Closed On Thanksgiving
The drive-up book drops will be closed, please use the book drop slot next to the front doors.

Your Library Your Way! Ways to Use Your Library Card from A to Z.
From A to Z your Park Ridge Public Library card is one of your most valuable assets! Check out what your Library card can do for you.

Update skills with Premium Resources available from the Library
If you own your own business, it’s hard to make time updating your work skills. That’s one reason why the Library subscribes to the Learning Express...

Now You Can Watch Library Board Meetings
Meetings are broadcast live on WOW channel 6 and available on the Library's website. Click on About Us at the left, then Board Meetings - Videos.

Book Donations Accepted Starting January 2, 2016
The Friends of the Library will begin accepting book donations starting January 2, 2016.

“Toys for Tots” Brings Holiday Cheer to Kids in Need
It’s that time of the year once again…time for us to assist the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign during this Holiday Season.

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Library Closed On Thanksgiving
The drive-up book drops will be closed, please use the book drop slot next to the front doors.

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... 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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