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

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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.
Baby Beats–  Thursdays 11:00-11:30 . June 8th-July 13th – Baby Beats is a music class for infants, toddlers and their caregiver’s starting from newborn to 18 months. The class includes singing, bounce and rhythm activities, nursery rhymes, and musical exploration for parents and babies to do together. The benefits of Baby Beats include: -enchancing your
Thursdays 2:00- 3:00. Fun and educational hands on classes presented by the University of Illinois Extension. Grades 4- 8. 6/8 – Oil spill clean up and Sailboats 6/15 – Bridges and Zip Lines 6/22 – Rockets to the Rescue and Space Landing 6/29 – Marble Mazes and Marble Roller Coasters
Lego Club- Wednesdays 6/7- 7/12 1:30-2:30. Join us each week as we use our imaginations to build and create with Legos. Duplos available for children under 4.

Kid’s Library

 

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

OMNI Libraries

 

Download audiobooks and e-books.
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eReadIllinois

 

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

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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.
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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.