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Library closed on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19

The Park Ridge Public Library is closed on Wednesday, June 19, in celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the official ending of slavery in the United States on June 19th, 1865. We are joining the American Library Association and other employers around the U.S. in taking time to reflect on our nation’s past and take action… Read More

Children’s librarians visit nearly 6,700 students to talk up Summer Reading

Every month is busy in the Library, but May is when our Youth Services staff boost their outreach efforts by bringing the Library to different grade levels and classrooms around Park Ridge. From late April through early June, Park Ridge Librarians Catherine, Maddie and Liz visited nearly 6,700 preschoolers, grade schoolers and middle schoolers to… Read More

Bookmark contest progresses to staff poll

Thank you to everyone who entered the second annual Summer Reading Bookmark Contest! We are poring over the submissions today and love all the summer- and reading-themed designs, as well as the references to our goat mascots and other creative ideas. This contest proves once again we have a lot of talented artists in Park… Read More

Journalist, author Robert Herguth to speak at Writers Group, June 12

The Park Ridge Writers Group welcomes Chicago Sun-Times investigative reporter Robert Herguth to their June 12 program at 7 p.m. in the Library’s first floor meeting room. The program is open to anyone curious about the writing process, looking for inspiration for their own writing projects and thinking of joining the Writers Group. Herguth will… Read More

Summer bookmark contest returns

Our Summer Reading bookmark contest is back! We need the help of talented artists in town to design our Summer Reading bookmarks. The theme for this year's Summer Reading program is "100 Years of Summer Reading." Our mascots are the goats, Gus (for the Children's program) and Billie (our teen goat). We are also posthumously… Read More

Friends of the Library raise more than $8,400 at Spring Sale

The annual Spring Book Sale organized by the Friends of the Park Ridge Library raised more than $8,400 last weekend, the second-highest grossing Book Sale in their history. The Friends hosted its annual Spring Book Sale in the first floor meeting room at the Library on Saturday, May 4. A special Members Only Preview Night… Read More

Battle of the Books collection updated for 2024-25

The competition for 2024 is done - congratulations, Washington School! - and this summer's rising fourth and fifth graders can get a head start on the list for 2024-25 with the updated collection of books. See the virtual display at the link below. For more than 40 years, the Park Ridge Public Library has partnered… Read More

Don’t miss Día, a cultural celebration of stories and song, April 30

On Tuesday, April 30, the Park Ridge Library will host Día, a cultural celebration that will consist of two programs: a Storytime event featuring readings of books in different languages, and a showcase that will feature music from various cultures.  Día is a nationally recognized initiative created by the American Library Association that emphasizes the… Read More

Friends of the Library hosts Spring Book Sale, May 3-5

The Friends of the Park Ridge Library will host their annual Spring Book Sale in the First Floor Meeting Room on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special Members Only Preview Night is open to members of the Friends of the Library on Friday, May 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.… Read More

Seed Library Kickoff and more mark National Gardening Month

In order to reach his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout, Park Ridge eighth grader Owen Hanba had to plan and develop a project in service to his community. Hanba, of Scout Troop 1, created a Seed Library that will be housed at the Park Ridge Library beginning this Spring. “For my Eagle Project, I wanted… Read More

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