Sarah Hopf, Children’s Services shopf@fossilridge.org

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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

25 Oct
Lego Club
  Start:  October 25, 2017  -  End:  October 25, 2017
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Wednesdays 9/6/17- 11/15 /17 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.  
30 Oct
Not So Spooky Halloween Party
  Start:  October 30, 2017  -  End:  October 30, 2017
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 We will be painting pumpkins, playing games, eating snacks, go trick or treating through the library, have a monster mash photo booth, and of course, have a costume contest. Registration is required.
16 Nov
Family Reading Night
  Start:  November 16, 2017  -  End:  November 16, 2017
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Join us for a night full of reading and fun. Celebrating the ABC’s of Reading, we will have games, snacks, and more. Registration sugguested.
04 Dec
Children’s Holiday Party
  Start:  December 4, 2017  -  End:  December 4, 2017
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Join us as we watch Christmas movies, make our own ornaments, have festive snacks, and more. Registration is required.  
14 Dec
Winter Canvas Painting
  Start:  December 14, 2017  -  End:  December 14, 2017
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Create your own colorful canvas art with step by step instructions, all supplies provided. $ 5.00 per patron. Registration required. 12 children max for 3-6 session, 20 children max for 7-12 session.
14 Dec
Winter Canvas Painting
  Start:  December 14, 2017  -  End:  December 14, 2017
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Create your own colorful canvas art with step by step instructions, all supplies provided. $ 5.00 per patron. Registration required. 12 children max for 3-6 session, 20 children max for 7-12 session.
       
Fossil Ridge Library > Children’s Services

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
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

 

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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.
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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
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.