Emergency Weather Closings

It is the policy of the Library to close anytime River Ridge School District cancels classes due to inclement weather.  We may open at the discretion of the staff  if weather conditions improve and it is safe for patrons and staff to be out and about.  During bad weather it is best to call us to be sure we are here before you venture out.

End of Year Holiday Schedule 2017


We will be closed Saturday, November 11th for Veteran's Day.

We will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 24th for Thanksgiving.  We will be open on Saturday November 25th at 9.



Reading Time with Mrs. Santa Claus

Mrs. Santa Claus will be stopping in Elizabeth on November 26th for story time. She will be reading at the Bishop store from 10-10:30 and will help with Christmas crafts and snacks afterwards. There will be books for the children from the Northwestern Illinois Reading Council.

The Elizabeth Township Public Library Partners with the Elizabeth Food Basket

Beginning September 1, 2016, donations for the Elizabeth Food Basket can be made at the Elizabeth Township Public Library. The Elizabeth Food Basket is a charitable organization that distributes food to those in need within the River Ridge School District. Non-perishable food items, such as cereal, dried pasta products and canned goods will be accepted as well as cash donations. The bin for donations will be located just inside the door by the library’s circulation desk.

Jo-Carroll Energy Coloring Contest

Jo-Carroll Energy is sponsoring a coloring contest. This contest is for children between ages 5-10 and a child of a Jo-Carroll Energy member. Each winner will receive a full set of school supplies and 5 energy related books will be donated to the child's community library.

Stop by our library and pick up the registration form, rules and coloring page.

Pay Your Fines Online

An additional service has been added to the capabilites of PrairieCat, our online catalog.  If you have fines and would like to pay them online you may now do so using a credit card.  To access your account/fines go to the library webpage, click on the 'Catalog' tab which will take you to the card catalog for all of the PrairieCat libraries, where in addition to paying fines, you can search for material, place holds and renew checked out materials.  To pay fines click on 'Login' in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program this year was a great success with reading, games, prizes and a grand race. There is a survey in the library for parents to complete in order to help us better plan our program next year. A reminder to all readers to stop by and pick up their car from the track. There were some creative minds at work in decorating the race cars. A big thank you to all who helped.

Final Day of Summer Reading Program

Today was the final day of Summer Reading Program. We had some very special happenings today.  Mary Poppins came to visit and present a story and then she magically transformed and did face painting for the children.  The attendees also got to visit an era long past of crank and dial phones that were provided by Robert Winter.  Fun was had by all.  Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from today.


It's that time again. Our 2016 Summer Reading Program theme this year is Read for the Win. We will race our reading sports cars around the track each week through our reading logs. The program starts this Friday, June 4th and will be each Friday in June from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Elizabeth Library's New Expanded Schedule

Beginning May 1, 2016, the Elizabeth Township Public Library will be expanding business hours to include Tuesday. Additionally, the library is no longer closed on Friday over the noon hour.

The new hours are:
Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

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