2022 Summer Reading Club
Beginning June 3, track your summer reading online via Beanstack or on a paper log (available at the Children's desk). For details on the Summer Reading Club, including how to register on Beanstack and opportunities for prizes for reading, visit the Summer Reading Club page.
Summer Reading Club prizes are made possible by a generous gift from The Friends of the Library.
Play "Out and About with Scout"
Scout, our new Summer Reading Club mascot, will be "visiting" stores and business all around Park Ridge this summer. Scout will be on the move each week so check in the library or below for the clue on her new location. Once you have found Scout, stop by the Children's desk to fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes picked out by Scout!
Clue for June 24 to June 30
Into the WOODS our Scout did walk,
Hoping to hear WILD birds in NATURE talk.
In-person storytimes have returned! However, our PJ storytimes will remain virtual. For a current schedule of our storytimes and information on how to register or pick up tickets, please visit the Storytimes page.
Look for our new storytime line-up that began in June!
First Friday Fun Kits
Look for our craft program, First Friday Fun Kits, which be available beginning at 9:00am on the first Friday of the month. A limited supply of crafts will be available in the Children's Department to pick up to complete at home. One craft will for younger kids and one for older kids (more manual dexterity required). Additional supplies may be necessary. Limit one craft per child.
July 1 - To be announced
Popsicle Pop-up Days
One day each month during the summer we'll give out popsicles and have some outdoor fun! The actual day will be a surprise but look for the popsicles during the week of July 5 and August 8.
Summer Skills Practice
Help your elementary school kids stay on track and prevent summer slide. Pick up a Summer Skills Practice packet by Scholastic Teachables when you stop in to see us!
New packets for each grade will be available each by the checkout stations, or you can access the Scholastic Teachables through the Parents page of our website.
Whether you're making an unexpected quick exit or are just popping in for a stack of books, check out one of our Grab & Go Bundles—a preselected group of books by age or reading level:
Toddlers and Preschoolers
• 2 & 3-year-olds
• 4 & 5-year-olds
• A & B for beginning reading levels
• C & D for more advanced reading levels