“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you deserve to read!”

About Your Bookmobile

The Fossil Ridge Public library has been providing bookmobile service since 1994.

You’ll find our bookmobile at four schools, K-8th grades, helping approximately 700 students. Our travels also take us to eight communites in Grundy, Kankakee and Will counties. Our library district covers 160.3 square miles, of which, the bookmobile travels approximately 1,000 miles a month!

The Bookmobile staff members are Bart and Sue.

Bookmobile

During inclement weather, please listen to WKAN 1320 AM, WJOL 1340 AM, WJDK 95.7 FM, WCSJ 103.1 FM radio stations for bookmobile announcements.

Services

Obtain or renew library cards.

Books for baby to adult.

CD’s, DVD’s, and Children’s movies.

Audio and Large Print Books.

Interlibrary loans.

Register for all library programs and activities.

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Bookmobile Schedule

Monday

Essex 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Custer Park 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Bonfield 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday

Bonfield 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Essex 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Shannon Shores 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Fridays

For June to August

Godley Park 9:00am to 10:00am

Shannon Shores 10:15am – 11:15am

South Wilmington Sportsman Club 11:30am – 2:00pm

Tuesday

South Wilmington 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Gardner 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Braceville 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thursday

Braceville 1:30pm to 2:30pm

South Wilmington 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Gardner 5:00pm to 7:00pm

School visits are reserved for use by students: 1st and 3rd Friday (During School Year)*

Gardner Grade School

Braceville Grade School

Schedule for 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month (During School Year)*

Godley Park District 9:00 am to 11:00 am

South Wilmington Grade School 

5th Fridays – No Bookmobile Service (During School Year)*

       
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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.
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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
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.