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Renovation News
On August 8th, the library will be closing for renovations. We will be open on November 8th for the election only. We anticipate reopening on November 14th. We will be providing limited services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Old Smokey Administration Building located at 245 W. 1st St. in Braidwood until November 1st.
You may call 815.584.7206 to contact library staff at Old Smokey.
The Bookmobile will be running its regular schedule throughout the renovation.
Services available at Old Smokey
• Notary Service
• Internet Access
• Copy Machine
• Current Newspapers
• New Books
• Library card registration and renewal
There will be no delivery of library material to Fossil Ridge after August 2nd, you may still place holds on items, but you will need to select the Coal City or Wilmington library as your pick up location. Fossil Ridge items will not be due until the library reopens. The Coal City and Wilmington libraries will be happy to assist you with your library needs during our renovation. Please visit our Facebook page for updates.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Fossil Ridge Public Library serves the community in Braidwood, Illinois and the surrounding area.

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Phone: (815) 458-2187
Fax: (815) 458-2042
Address: 386 W. Kennedy Road,
Braidwood, IL 60408
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm
Fri. 9am - 5pm / Sat. 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

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