Introduction to the New Library Catalog

SWANThursday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a hands-on introduction to the new Library Catalog! We'll take a look at the new features, cover basic search techniques, learn how to place holds, and how to use My Account.

The New Library Catalog is Here!

The new catalog is here! Please note that the address has changed and change your bookmark if needed. Take a look at our handout, learn more at or come in and talk to us.

All PINs have been reset to the last four digits of the primary phone number on the account. If your account does not have a phone number, or you wish to change your PIN, you may reset your PIN once the new catalog is live. Just click on My Account and select Change Pin under Personal Information. You must have a valid email address on your account to reset your PIN online. Otherwise, please contact the library for assistance.

Thanks for Sharing Yourshelf!

Our celebration of National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18) led to this wonderful collection of photos displaying the bookshelves of Woodridge. Take a look at what our community is reading, collecting and sharing. If you would like to add your shelfie to this collection please send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you to everyone who shared a shelfie with us!

District 99 Student Art Show
District 99 Art Show

Beginning April 15, the Woodridge Public Library Gallery will host its 6th Community High School District 99 Student Art Show. Works in five categories are submitted by North and South High students to judges at each school. From those entries, pieces are selected for display at the Library. Prize winners in each category were announced during the Opening Reception.

View photos from the reception and some of the winning pieces here and make sure to visit in person to see all the amazing pieces. Congratulations to all the artists!

Money Smart Week: Tips for Retirement Drop-In

Money Smart WeekSaturday, April 25, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Stefanie Synal from Primerica will be in the lobby offering tips and resources for retirement money matters.

An Introduction to the Night Sky

Eyes on the SkyTuesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Amateur astronomer Dave Fuller will help you find fascinating objects in the night's sky using the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope. Observation tips, dark sky facts and how-to information on basic astronomy equipment will be shared during this program which begins in the Library Lobby and then moves outdoors (weather permitting) for night sky viewing. Attendees are invited to bring their own binoculars or small telescopes.

Celebrating Home with Meg Caswell: A ReDiscover Program

Meg CaswellThursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Spend an evening with Meg Caswell, Chicago interior design guru and season-six winner of HGTV's Design Star, as she shares what home means to her. Meg answers your interior design questions, and includes suggestions on making home a happy and beautiful place. This program is held at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street, Willowbrook.

Basic Bicycle Maintenance

Basic Bicycle MaintenanceSaturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.

Get your bike ready to ride! This program will demonstrate the very basics of bicycle maintenance including: cleaning your bike, keeping your bike parts properly lubricated and fixing a flat tire. Weather permitting, this program will take place in the Library's northern courtyard - where the bike racks are located!

The Big Read is Now ReDiscover


ReDiscover Home

This year The Big Read has been transformed into a new program: ReDiscover. Rather than focusing on a single novel, ReDiscover centers great programs on a single theme. ReDiscover: Celebrating Home is the 2015 theme, and programs will take place in March and April. Program guides are available at the Library.

Registration begins March 2 for movies, cooking demonstrations, book discussions, musical performances, and lectures. View and register for events at participating libraries on the ReDiscover event calender.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenCalling all families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers: register today for the read-to-me program that leads to lifelong reading success.

Look how easy it is to reach the goal:
One story a day for 5 years equals 1825 stories!
One story a day for 4 years equals 1460 stories!
One story a day for 3 years equals 1095 stories!

Visit the Children's Reference Desk to get started.


Outside of the Woodridge Public Library

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