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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

Homebound Delivery recipient reads 1000th book

Congratulations to Janet Jack, who has borrowed - and read - more than 1000 books delivered to her through the Library’s Homebound Delivery service. With Homebound Delivery, library staff and volunteers arrange to deliver any type of circulating library material (books, audiobooks, CDs, etc.) to cardholders who can't get to the library. Any person living… Read More

Book Madness is Back

Miss Catherine updates the Book Madness brackets weekly. This month, "Madness" means something a little different in the Children's department at the library. It's time for kids up to grade 5 to cast their votes for which nonfiction book or which series they'd rather read in this year's bracket contest. Printable brackets can be found… Read More

Washington School wins Battle of the Books

Washington School, winners of the 2024 Battle of the Books Congratulations to the 2024 Battle of the Books first place winner, Washington School! Kudos to second place winner Carpenter School, and to Mary, Seat of Wisdom who took third. Thank you to all the team coaches and teachers who helped these readers prepare for the… Read More

Park Ridge Library partners with Good Food Pantry on holiday drive

The Park Ridge Library will serve as a collection site for a food drive that will be managed by the Junior Board of the Good Food Pantry. The Library will have a collection bin in its first floor lobby from Friday, December 15, to Saturday, December 30. The food pantry’s Junior Board is made up… Read More

Calming Space now open in Children’s department

Using funds from the Illinois State Library’s Live and Learn Accessibility Grant, the Park Ridge Public Library has renovated two restrooms in its Children’s department, turning one of the rooms into a low-sensory space, with new furniture, a sink and a collection of sensory toys. The space can also be used as a mother’s room.… Read More

Vietnam Veterans share experiences at November 7 program

In honor of Veterans Day, Gary Sieroslawski and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311 will share their experiences serving in the Vietnam War in a presentation at the Park Ridge Library on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. and was in Vietnam from January 1969 until April 1970. He will be joined by three… Read More

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