“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.

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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)*

       

Lastest Events

 
Children’s Summer Reading Rev Up – Join us as we introduce you to this years summer reading theme ,a universe of stories. The Unique Twist Balloon Artist will be here for a performance that is not your average balloon show. All ages welcome, registration is required.
6/4 & 6/5 @ 9:00am –1:00pm   Auto insurance premium discounts for participants. Registration is required. Fee:$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  
Mondays,  6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8 – Grades 4 – 8 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Grades 1 – 3 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm  This instructor-led program introduces children to the joys of preparing and cooking food that is both nutritious and delicious. Registration is required, 20 children max. per session.  
Bring the whole family to the library to enjoy a movie, popcorn, and refreshments. No Registration is required. All movies will begin at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, 6/12 @ 10:30am  In following with our summer reading theme, we will be visiting the planetarium at Joliet Junior College to experience ”The Solar System”. This show is about the sun,  planets, plutoids, dwarf planets and other objects that orbit the Sun. The presentation   is continually updated to remain current and concludes with a
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.