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Hands around the Library 2013

There are many ways to get involved at the Library. Just like this flashback to our Hands Around the Library event in 2013 for our 100th anniversary! 

Library Cards

If you live in Park Ridge, you may apply for a library card at Patron Services on the first floor. Library cards are good for three years and must be renewed in-person with proper ID. You can also apply for a temporary online library card that is good for 14 days giving you time to bring in your photo ID to pick up your physical card.

Programs and Events

Our calendar featuring programs and activities for kids, teens and adults.

Reading Clubs

Kickstart your reading habit and earn a chance to win a prize with our Winter and Summer Reading Clubs

Propose a Program

Do you have the perfect lecture, workshop, concert, or presentation for the Library?  Let us know by filling out the Program Proposal form.  If your program fits our programming needs and budget, a Library staff member will contact you for more information.  The program calendar fills up several months in advance, so please allow plenty of time.

Email News

Register  to receive email news from the library on a variety of topics.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for special programs, collections and services that enhance the Library and benefit the community. The Friends sponsor annual used book sales.


Volunteering at the Library gives you the opportunity to give back to your community. We have volunteer opportunities for adults, high school and 7th and 8th grade students.


You can find part-time and full-time openings at the Library here along with our application form.

Support the Library

A donation to the Park Ridge Public Library speaks volumes about our community and our future. The Library's collections are enhanced by donations of materials. Monetary donations  support collection growth and improvements which would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.