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First Five Years


Welcome New Baby 

Parents of infants under one year old may stop by the Children's Services Desk to receive a bag that includes a board book to keep, a bath buddy puppet and useful early literacy information.

This program is made possible through donations from the Park Ridge Noon Kiwanis and the Friends of the Library.

1st Library Card

No matter how old (or young) you are, you can get a Library card if you are a resident of Park Ridge. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian (with a photo I.D. and proof of residency) may register for a Library card at the Circulation Desk.

Once you have your 1st Library Card, don't forget to stop by the Children's Services Desk for a special surprise!

Preschool and Enrichment Fair 

Each year, the Park Ridge Public Library and the Park Ridge Community Women host a Preschool and Enrichment Fair at the Library. The Fair offers parents a chance to learn about local opportunities for their children. The next fair will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - noon. If you would like to have a table at the fair, please contact Liz Fichter at

2015 Preschool and Daycare Center Handout

2015 Family Enrichment Opportunities Handout

Growing Book by Book

As part of the national 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative, Growing Book By Book encourages parents of even the youngest children to read together regularly.