Activities for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers.

Free information on financial aid.

Activities for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers.

Free driver education program with practice tests.

Information about online degrees, distance education, financial aid, and accreditation.

GRE

Details about the Graduate Record Examination.

A comprehensive resource that provides a database of Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in Illinois along with many other features resources such as searching for specific online degree programs from schools throughout the US.

Source for articles, resources, and networking groups.

ACT

Registration and test dates, score reports, college codes, as well as sample questions.

Test results and other school improvement information for Illinois schools.

Detailed information about different career choices.

Support groups for people involved in homeschooling.

Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.

Services and resources for parents, students, teachers, and administrators in Illinois.

National Center for Education Statistics.

Information and sample questions from MAP tests.

Lesson plans, quizzes and a puzzlemaker.

Free online courses from a variety of different topics and disciplines.

Illinois certification process for both new and experienced educators.

Helps you find a major, school or occupation most suitable for you.

Status of schools, businesses, daycare centers and organizations.

Information taken from the print guide, a financial aid Q and A section, and a section on how to write college application essays.

Official website for federal financial aid for students.

Lessons and web resources for K-12 teachers.

Free scholarship search and application site.

College Entrance Examination Board.

Students with intellectual disabilities and their families will find this site helpful while planning their college careers.

       

Library Hours

 

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

PrairieCat

 

Search the catalog
or renew your items here.

PrairieCat

Upcoming Events

 
Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
Want to boost your child’s reading enjoyment, confidence, and motivation? Reading to Maisy therapy dog is a great way to do it. Children aged pre-k through grade 5 are encouraged to attend. Reading sessions are individual, children read on a first come, first serve basis.
Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
Storytime will begin with a show-and-tell time, where children will be able to share one show-and-tell item each with the group, followed by stories on various topics each week, and concluding with a related craft activity. This class is for Kindergartners through 3rd graders Registration Required.
Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.
Storytime will begin with a show-and-tell time, where children will be able to share one show-and-tell item each with the group, followed by stories on various topics each week, and concluding with a related craft activity. This class is for Kindergartners through 3rd graders Registration Required.

Kid’s Library

 

Search for books, movies, music, magazines and more.
Kid's Library

OMNI Libraries

 

Download audiobooks and e-books.
Visit OMNI
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eReadIllinois

 

Free eBooks supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.
eReadIllinois

Instructions
Android
iOS
iOS/Android
Kindle

Museum Adventure Pass

 

Get your Museum Passes at the Circulation Desk. You must bring a Fossil Ridge adult library card to get a pass.
More information

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

 
Toddlers and their caregivers can explore and play with different toys and sensory materials each week, develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as social interaction and language skills. Caregivers must accompany child during program. Recommend for ages birth-four years. Registration required
Want to boost your child’s reading enjoyment, confidence, and motivation? Reading to Maisy therapy dog is a great way to do it. Children aged pre-k through grade 5 are encouraged to attend. Reading sessions are individual, children read on a first come, first serve basis.
Lap-Sit is an interactive program for children ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers. You’ll sing songs, fingerplays, and enjoy reading time together. Registration is required, caregiver must attend with child.