From the Library Administrator

Welcome to WoodridgeWelcome to Woodridge is the title of the new local history page on our website. On August 22, 1959, residents of Woodridge voted 48 – 0 to incorporate as a Village. On this new page, residents will be linked to the full-text of first Mayor Leon Werch’s flier which urged residents to vote in favor of incorporation. As the Village of Woodridge and the Woodridge Park District celebrate their 55th and 45th anniversaries this month, respectively, the Library is adding to the occasion by making some of the materials in our archives available. Denise Murray, the library’s digital services librarian, did much of the website work, and many volunteers helped with the digitizing. This is a work in progress. Feedback can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Labor Day
Labor Day

Your Library will be closed on Monday, September 1 in honor of Labor Day. The outside book drops are always available so you can return items any time you want. All materials except e-readers can be returned in the drops.

We hope you have a safe, happy, and relaxing day!

iPad Round Table

Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.

iPadShare your favorite tips and apps and learn from other iPad users. Our Digital Services Librarian will be on hand to answer questions, too.

Click here to register.

ACT Practice Test

Practice TestFree ACT Practice Test  - Saturday, September 6, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

If the ACT makes you nervous, try building confidence with this simulated test presented by Sylvan Learning of Woodridge. Registration is required. Seating is limited and reserved for high school students. Check-in begins at 12:50 p.m. Test starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. Bring a calculator and multiple #2 pencils. Cellphones will not be permitted. Results will be delivered via telephone conference call. Register in person, by phone, or online.

The Limitations! Classic Rock

Sunday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.

The LimitationsThe Limitations return! They play classic rock, including Johnny Cash, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, and more.

Always fun!

Click here to register.

Check Out e-Books from eRead Illinois

Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

eRead IllinoisLearn to use our new e-book service, eRead Illinois. The site, checkout process, and how to have Blio e-books read out loud will be demonstrated.

Click here to register.

Teen Summer Photo Contest Winners

Teen Summer Photo Contest WinnersCongratulations to the winners of our Teen Summer Photo Contest! Rachel Schneider won in the theme of Red, White, and Blue, Madi Bromfield won in the theme of Play, and Tiffany Nguyen won in the theme of Motion. The photos were displayed in the Adult Department and the winning photos can be seen in an online gallery.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up
Reading Sun Summer reading went out with a BOOM, not a fizz! The children's program, Fizz! Boom! Read!, had 1,292 readers who earned prizes by reading for either minutes or books, reading 678,423 minutes. Once they completed their reading for coupons and prizes, they donated tokens, each worth a nickel, to the West Suburban Community Pantry. A total of 1,951 tokens was donated  to the Pantry, worth $186.65. We also had 64 sign up for the Wee Readers program for children age 2 and under. They earned prizes for completing levels of five activities, and 337 levels were completed by this group.

Plug Into a Good Book for Teens had 149 participants and they read 661 books; Literary Elements for Adults had 94 participants and they read 464 books. Lots of reading going on this summer!
Thank You, Donors!

Boy and Bot readingA big THANK YOU to all the donors to the Children's Department Summer Reading Program. Their contributions help us encourage kids and families to keep reading over the summer. You can see all the donors here and posted outside the Children's Department.

Attention Summer Reading Club Participants

To those that participated in the Children's Summer Reading Program: we have been informed that the Cocomero coupon is no longer redeemable. Unfortunately, Cocomero is no longer in business. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and to hear about Cocomero’s closing.

Library Art Gallery: Lemont Artists Guild

Convex by Betty KirkThe Lemont Artists Guild, established in 1992, is the gathering point for many local artists and friends of the arts. They welcome adults and young adults with various levels of ability and interests in art. Their purpose is to create a supportive environment to nurture creativity and individuality in the arts. The guild brings people together to share ideas, spark creativity, and encourage interest in all forms of art.

This piece is by fiber artist Betty Kirk.


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