REMINDER: We will be closed Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Day.

Back to Regular Hours

Now that the cold cold weather is gone, we are back to regular hours.


Monday 1:00 - 5:30

Tuesday 1:00 - 5:30

Wednesda 1:00 - 5:30

Thursday 1:00 - 7:00

Friday 9:00 - 5:00

Saturday 9:00 - 1:00

New Releases

November 2017

Adult Fiction:

Claudia Johnson

After almost 13 years of service to the Elizabeth Township Public Library, Claudia Johnson, Circulation Manager, will be leaving to pursue another opportunity. Her last day in the library will be Friday, June 30th. Please stop in to wish her well.

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Thank you Chris Turner and Subaru for the Grant

From the Galena Gazette Wednesday October 18, 2017:

New Books for the Library

By Hilary Dickerson

There are some fun and educational new books for young people at the Elizabeth Township Public Library, thanks to a grant from Subaru and the work of Elizabeth resident Chris Turner.

Local Author Book Signing

"Miracles on Earth"
Erin Keyser will be signing copies of her new children's book at the Library on Thursday, April 27, 2017 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Please join us in support of our local author.

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.

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