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Helpful resources for your little ones

Whether you are a new parent, a parent of five, a grandparent, or a nanny we can help you provide enrichment for your little ones all year long.

First Five Years

It’s never too early to bring your child to the Library! Look here to learn more about what we offer families of the youngest children.
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Parents’ Collection

From pregnancy to potty training, picky eating to bullying, preschool to college, our Parents’ Collection offers books and videos to help you face the challenges of raising kids. Check out one of our Parent Concern Bags for resources specially curated to deal with some of life’s tougher challenges.

Scout Troop Resources

The Library supports our local Scouts troops! We can schedule a visit to the Library for your troop, or help you by gathering Library materials to support your programming.
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Music Kits

Our music kits are a great way to incorporate music and movement into your child’s daily life. Books are paired with instruments and interactive manipulatives to bring the stories to life and encourage early literacy skills. Check one out today…or two, three, or more!

Museum Passes

Looking for some new ideas for a family outing that won’t break the bank? Check out the museum passes available to Park Ridge Public Library cardholders on our Museum Pass page. We have two museum pass programs available:

Museum Adventure Pass

The Museum Adventure Pass offers deals on admission to more than 15 suburban museums, botanic gardens, and historical sites! Park Ridge residents can check out museum passes by stopping by the Children’s Services Desk and showing their library cards or requesting one online. Go to the Museum Adventure Pass website to find a full list of participating museums, details on what discounts they offer (admissions vary by location), and request a pass online.

*Please note that no Chicago museums are a part of this promotion.

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a free service that provides online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. Visit the Explore More Illinois website for a current list of attractions, and log in with your library card to request a pass.

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