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Library Card Sign-up Month








September is Library Card Sign-up Month! If you’re due for a Park Ridge Library card, sign up, come get your card, and get entered to win! If you know someone who needs a card, share this page with them and, if they sign up, you could both win big. Signing up is easy!


  • Apply in person at our Patron Services desk in the first floor lobby.
  • Apply online. Then come in to the library to show proof of residency and pick up your card.
  • Teens and children getting a card can stop at the service desk in the Children's area and pick up a library drawstring bag.

To get your physical card, and be eligible for prizes, please bring proof of residency with your current home address to the Patron Services Desk in the lobby. It only takes a few minutes to obtain a card, and cards are valid for three years.


How to Win

All adults applying for a library card in the month of September will get a welcome kit with library swag when they sign up and pick up their card. You can also be entered to win one of ten grab bags filled with items from Park Ridge businesses when you come in to pick up your card. Grab bags range in value from $10 to $50.

Children and teens getting a card can stop by the Children's department for a library drawstring bag, while their parent or caregiver can get entered to win a grab bag at the end of the month. Stop by the greeter desk in our lobby for details. 

Already a cardholder? Refer a friend!

If you already have a card and love it, refer a friend or family member and you can get entered to win, too! Just send them the link to the application or tell them to stop in the Library. They just need to put your name on their prize drawing ticket as the patron who referred them. A parent who brings their kids in to get a library card can also be entered!