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Library News

New Library eBook Options with eRead Illinois
Park Ridge cardholders now have access to more titles than ever, thanks to an eRead Illinois grant.

“Rediscovered” Film Series Showcases Rare Classics
From March 6 through May 29, we're featuring 11 forgotten and lesser-known films from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Library Forced to Make Service Cuts in 2014
Please read the Library Board of Trustees' official statement regarding the 2014-15 budget.

How the Library is Funded
The Park Ridge Public Library receives 98% of its annual income from property taxes. Late fees, photo copy fees and purchased library cards, make up...

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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.
...that Consumer Reports is now available from home! Visit our Premium Resources page or click

here to access it using a valid PRPL card.

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.
…that we can help you look for your mother’s mother’s mother? One way is with free advice every third Thursday of the month between September and May from 9 a.m. to noon. A member of the Twenty First Star Chapter DAR will be here to give guidance and suggestions. No appointment necessary, just drop in to the Reference department.

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!

...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.

 
 
    

 
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