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Around Town with Eugene Unicorn!



Have you been seeing an awesome unicorn all around Park Ridge? That's Eugene! He is helping us to imagine our stories all over town this summer. Pick up a game board outside the library and keep track of all the places you spot our magical friend to receive a special treat in the mail from Eugene himself!

Need a little help finding Eugene? Here are some clues to get you started. 

  • Take a walk around Uptown! Focus on Prospect Avenue, Vine Street, Main Street, Fairview Avenue and Northwest Highway. 

  • Spend some time farther up Northwest Highway at Village Green too. 

  • Don't forget about South Park! Make sure to meander along Devon Avenue. 

  • Once you have found 25 Eugenes, fill out this online form so he will know where to send your surprise

Remember, you have through August 23 to find 25 Eugenes!





Pick-Me-Up Craft Kits


Beginning Monday, June 15. 

New projects available every other Monday



  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10

If the last few months of shelter-at-home have gotten you down, we’ve got just the thing to pick you back up! Stop by to grab one of our Pick-Me-Up Crafts to bust that boredom and shorten the screen time. Using a contact-free pickup method, we provide the basic supplies and plans, you provide the creativity and stellar crafting skills (maybe some glue). Share your creations with us on Facebook, Instagram or by email at We can’t wait to see all the ways you imagine your story!


  • Crafts will be available for contact-free pickup on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. 
  • Look for the blue cart at the back entrance of the library. (Psst! That’s the big metal door by the staff parking area.)
  • Use your best social distancing behavior, and wear your mask!
  • Caregivers, please take one kit per child in your caregiving unit.


ScavengerHuntGraphic Family Scavenger Hunt

It’s summertime and the weather is fine...for a family scavenger hunt! It’s time to get out of the house and imagine yourself into some awesome stories. Download your copy of the Family Scavenger Hunt and head outside for some much needed fresh air. BONUS - you could win a Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce gift certificate!


Connect With Us

We can't connect in person, but we can still keep in touch!


PRPL_PicturesLet us make you a PRPL Picture!

Answer a few questions on our form and we will email you a personalized drawing! We're no Warhols, but it will come from the heart. 



We can't talk to you at the library, so let's use the mail. Yes, the actual physical mail! Answer a few questions about yourself and what you've been up to, then sit back and check the mail for your very own letter from one of us.

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