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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Program

Fossil Ridge Public Library wants you and your child to take the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge! The challenge is simple: Read 1000 books with your child before he or she finishes kindergarten. Sound challenging? It really isn’t! If you read just one book a day to your child, you will read over 1000 books within three years. Up that count to three books a day, and you will complete the challenge within one year! Every book counts, including those read by Ms. Sarah in Storytime, daycare providers, Grandma and Grandpa, and even that Green Eggs and Ham book you’ve read thirty times in the last two weeks. It still counts as thirty books!

Come to the library to pick up your 1000 Books before Kindergarten welcome bag and get started on a journey to bring you and your child closer and give your child a step towards reading success! Welcome bags are available just outside of the Children’s Department office.

Children's Programs

13 Jul
Children’s Summer Reading Finale
  Start:  July 13, 2017  -  End:  July 13, 2017
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Thursday July 13th 2:00- 4:00. Children who complete our summer reading program will receive a finale ticket to join us at Godley Park District for an afternoon of pizza, snacks, games, and bounce houses. Children up to grade 5 and their caregivers. Registration required.
14 Aug
Solar Eclipse Craft
  Start:  August 14, 2017  -  End:  August 14, 2017
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Monday August 14th 4:30-6:30. It turns out there is a solar eclipse coming on August 12st, so it’s a great opportunity to learn a little more about the sun and the moon. We will make a solar eclipse viewer so that we can safely watch as the moon slips over the sun. Children up to
       
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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.

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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.

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Contact Us

 

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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.