“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.


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.


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.


Bookmobile Schedule


Essex 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Custer Park 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Bonfield 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Bonfield 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Essex 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Shannon Shores 6:00pm to 7:00pm


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


South Wilmington 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Gardner 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Braceville 6:00pm to 7:00pm


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

Wednesday, 7/17 @ 6:00pm   Enjoy an evening sampling refreshing summer desserts. Adults that complete one summer reading log will receive a ticket to attend this event.
Thursday, 7/18 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm | The Ultimate Gaming experience is coming to Fossil Ridge!  This luxury, limo-style theater on wheels features surround sound, seven widescreen high-definition TVs inside and two huge exterior HDTVs! It’s multiplayer gaming at it’s best!  Play the greatest games from XBox 360 and XBox One, Wii and Wii U,
Friday, 7/19 @ 1:00pm  Join us in celebrating  the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Experience this astounding cinematic film featuring never-before-seen footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. All ages welcome. Registration is required.
Wednesdays @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm 6/19, 7/24, 8/21 Join us for an afternoon of fun!  Everyone who attends should bring a white elephant prize.  Refreshments provided.  Registration required.  
Wednesday, July 31st 8:00am – 10:30pm  Ages 10 and up suggested.  Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $50 per person includes admission and coach bus transportation. Payment is due at registration.  
Wednesday, 8/14 @ 6:00pm Make your own summer-to-fall wreath that will brighten up your front door and welcome your guests. Registration is required.