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STEAM Kits Now Available

The Children's Department now has a number of STEAM kits available for check-out to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders. These kits contain prepackaged activities for parents and kids interested in building science, technology, engineering, art and math skills. 




Children's Services Activities



Our storytimes are in person! However, our monthly evening PJ storytimes will remain virtual. 

For more information about the schedule of our storytimes, please visit the Storytimes page.





First Friday Fun Kits

Look for our craft program, First Friday Fun Kits, which be available beginning at 9 a.m. 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 (small parts or more manual dexterity required). Additional supplies may be necessary. Limit one craft per child. 

October 6 - To be announced.

Younger - To be announced.

Older - To be announced.


September Activity

Join us in the Children's Department for our September activity "Giant Fun" with fun activities including giant games and giant coloring sheets!






Book Bundles

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 

Early Readers

• A & B for beginning reading levels  
• C & D for more advanced reading levels 




2023 Preschool and Enrichment Fair


Thank you to the parents, schools and daycares who joined us at our 2023 Preschool & Enrichment Fair! If you weren't able to attend, you can pick up a booklet in the Children's Department with information about the participating preschools, daycares and enrichment programs. A list of these participants also can be found on our Preschool & Enrichment Fair page.