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Friends of the Library raise $6,100 at fall book sale

The Friends of the Park Ridge Library announced their Fall Book Sale raised $6,100. Proceeds from all the Friends book sales help cover the cost of live music performances, furniture and play equipment, Winter Reading and Summer Reading prizes, and other essential library items. "We are so very grateful to all who participated in the… Read More

Friends of the Library host Fall Book Sale, October 21

The Friends of the Park Ridge Library will host its annual Fall Book Sale at the Library on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special Preview Night is open to members of the Friends of the Library on Friday, October 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friends of the Library memberships… Read More

Food, Family, and Folktales: A Conversation with Grace Lin

Join Newbery and Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling Grace Lin for an engaging conversation about her journey to become an award-winning author and illustrator. Learn about her latest middle grade book, Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods, a beautifully written full-color book that explores the whimsical myths and… Read More

Financial Fitness series offers patrons sage advice

This October, the Park Ridge Library presents three free webinars focusing on investing, retirement, and presented by Financial Fitness 2023 is a collaborative series of virtual programs presented by BIG (Business Interest Group). BIG is a group of business librarians in the Chicago suburbs. BIG meets quarterly to discuss business programs, presenters, databases, and our… Read More

Study Space for Grades 6-12 returns

School is back, and with that comes the need for a place to study, do homework, or work on group projects. Our First Floor Meeting Room will be open for students in grades 6 to 12 every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tables and chairs will be set up and a member of our… Read More

Park Ridge residents rediscover the Library as adults

As a child, Patricia vividly recalls visiting her local Chicago Public Library branch with a summer camp group. “I must have been about six years old,” she said. “Armed with probably the first little plastic card I ever had, I remember the beep sounds of the scanner as the librarian checked out my books.” As… Read More

Library Board of Trustees announces new officers, members

The new trustee, Anita De Frank, is an investment management attorney with more than 10 years of professional experience working with investment advisers, registered investment companies and their trustees on regulatory, compliance and governance matters. “The Park Ridge Library is a centerpiece of this community, particularly for our children and young adults,” Ms. De Frank… Read More

Friends of the Library host pop-up book sale, July 15

The Friends of the Park Ridge Library will host their annual pop-up book sale outside the Library's main entrance from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A huge selection of children's books will be included this year, as well as paperbacks perfect for summer reading. Stop by the sale and enjoy the Taste of Park Ridge!… Read More

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