Include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Chicago census records.

Information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Editions of the U.S. Census Bureau publication from 1878 to the present.

Find a museum, a list of historical sites, how to get your building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Illinois State Archives.

Compares the value of an amount of money in the past with the present or with another time in the past.

Administration Search documents, photos, and records.

Official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

Trends in American public opinion.

       

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

 
Be a library volunteer! Your time can be used toward school required community service hours. Grades 6 – 12 
Stop by with your friends and get your game on! Grades 6 – 12

Kid’s Library

 

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

OMNI Libraries

 

Download audiobooks and e-books.
Visit OMNI
View instructions

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

 
Be a library volunteer! Your time can be used toward school required community service hours. Grades 6 – 12 
Stop by with your friends and get your game on! Grades 6 – 12