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Friends host annual Summer Book Sale, July 20

The Friends of the Park Ridge Library will host a Summer Pop-up Book Sale at the Library on Saturday, July 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Library. The outdoor sale offers people attending the Taste of Park Ridge the opportunity to shop for gently used books, CDs and DVDs at… Read More

Save the date for the Summer Reading Sendoff, August 10

Celebrate the 100th year of Summer Reading and all the reading you did this summer! Join us at the Summer Reading Sendoff, Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon on the Library Lawn. The event will kick off with live music from 5-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts at 10 a.m. for the younger patrons… Read More

Mayor declares July 2024 Summer Reading Month in Park Ridge

At the July 1 Park Ridge City Council meeting, Library staff and trustees witnessed the reading and signing of a proclamation by Mayor Marty Maloney declaring July 2024 Summer Reading Month in Park Ridge. The staff and trustees in attendance were honored to be there. We are grateful to Mayor Maloney and the Council for… Read More

Friends’ Dave Donovan retires after 35 years of service

Dave Donovan joined the Friends of the Library in 1999 and immediately took on the job of treasurer, serving in that role until 2022. Donovan announced his retirement at the Friends of the Library board meeting June 12, 2024. Dave worked at the group's seasonal Book Sales each of his 35 years with the Friends,… Read More

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 19, 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

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