Welcome to our online collection. Click on the title to access the online resource. A Fossil Ridge Public Library District card may be required.

These online resources are available for in-library use ONLY.

Searches a wide variety of databases, census records, U.S. marriage and death records, immigration records, passenger lists, and much more.

Ancestry.com

These online resources can also be accessed from home.

PrairieCat

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Kid's Library

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eRead Illinois

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OMNI Libraries

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Access over 145,000 maps including: physical maps, climate change maps, historic maps, hurricane maps, earthquake maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, topographic maps, and weather maps, NASA Earth Observatory Maps, NASA Animation Maps, more than 14,000 Google Earth® “skins,” U.S. Geological Survey Maps, U.S. Census Bureau Maps, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Maps. 2,700 full-color flag images and icons, 300 geography crossword puzzles, 267 geography lesson plans, 30 interactive geography games, and quizzes.

A to Z Maps Online

This online resource offers extensive information on all 50 U.S. states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia in 156 data categories with 50+ maps for each state. It has thousands of U.S. state reports and articles ready to download, royalty-free image collections of flags, vintage postcards, panoramic photos, license plates, and much more.

A to Z The USA

Access country-by-country cultural information on 175 nations and territories; including, religion, business culture, historical notes, government, stereotypes, holidays and festivals, food and recipes, health notes, women in culture and business and much more.

A to Z World Culture

Access to 150 world travel guides with information on city facts, neighborhoods, attractions, nightlife, shopping, restaurants, weather, health and medical, language, currency, transportation and much more.

A to Z World Travel

Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles from the past 30 yrs. plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Chilton Library

Portal for Illinois government and other information. Includes information on Illinois government, authors, and the Illinois Digital archives.

Find It Illinois

Search for books, sound recordings, videos, journal and magazine articles (many full-text), dissertations and conference proceedings, and ready-reference tools such as directories, almanacs, and encyclopedias. Subjects include education, science, arts and humanities, consumer affairs, etc. Library holdings are displayed to identify items in our collection. Other items can be requested thru Interlibrary Loan.

First Search

Resource for census data, family records, and related books and articles. Index is fully searchable by name, location, birthplace and more. Includes collections of over 25,000 fully searchable family and county histories, city directories, business directories, church histories and a special index specifically for the Revolutionary War.

Heritage Quest

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more.

Universal Class
       

About Us

 

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

We offer many different programs and have many resources available for anything that you may be searching for.

Visit us today and find out for yourself!

Contact Us

 

Get in touch with us today or stop by for a visit.
Phone: (815) 458-2187
Fax: (815) 458-2042
Email: questions@fossilridge.org
Address: 386 W. Kennedy Road,
Braidwood, IL 60408
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm
Fri. 9am - 5pm / Sat. 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Events

 
Drinks and snacks provided.  1) June 27th at Godley Park by large pavillion,  2) July 7th at Lion’s Park in Minooka (has splash pads),  3) July 21st at Children’s Garden in Elwood,  4) August 8th at Old Smokey City Park in Braidwood.  Note:  Rain means event canceled.   No registration required.  Just show up!
Lego Club 6/7-7/12 1:30-2:30. Join us each week as we use our imaginations to build and create with Legos. Duplos are available for children under 4.
Design an aquatic centerpiece with beautiful and easy to care for Marimo moss balls.