Encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, mathmetatics, and physics.

Archive of free full-text science.

Research how things work.

Images, videos and interactive features from the U.S. space agency.

U.S. and state weather, international weather, and radar.

Science, technology and medicine.

Bibliographies and research guides from the Library of Congress.

U.S. government science organizations that provide access to science databases and web pages.

Detailed climate reports and weather statistics from 1971 to 2000.

Scientific information to describe and understand the Earth.

Information on any element of the Periodic Table.

       

Library Hours

 

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

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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
High school and middle school artists may submit up to five pieces in any medium. Submission forms are required for each entry. Completed forms and art must be submitted by Friday, 4/20.
Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.
Learn about battlefields and war artifacts.  Two programs from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Grades 4 – 12 only.  Come early or stay after to visit the grounds, tank park, and hiking trail.  $5.00 per family.

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OMNI Libraries

 

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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

 
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
High school and middle school artists may submit up to five pieces in any medium. Submission forms are required for each entry. Completed forms and art must be submitted by Friday, 4/20.
Join us each week as we build, create, and use our imaginations with Legos. Duplo blocks will be available for children ages 4 and under. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.