Copies of textbooks used at Ridge Lawn, Ridge Central, Finley Junior High, and District 122 can be used in the library by showing a library card.
Teen Advisory Group and Gaming (Grades 6-12)Check "Events" calendar for times
Share your ideas for books and programs with the library. Play video games, Jumbo Connect Four, and other giant boardgames with new and old friends.
Photo Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6-12)Check "Events" calendar for times
Using library cameras and clues, participants will work in teams to locate and take pictures of items on their scavenger list.
Use these databases and websites to discover library materials, great books, information for homework, information about cultures, information about college, technology help, and help learning a language. You may need to enter your library card information to use these.
You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend. You can search for colleges of interest by location, type, occupation, degree, and more.Visit
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.Visit
Federal Student Aid
Information from the Department of Education about preparing college, types of financial aid, and the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. This is where you go to fill out the official FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).Visit
GCF Learn Free
Extensive basic and advanced computer and technology topics are covered. Topic categories include: Computers, Email Basics, Internet Basics, Mac OS, Online Safety, Windows, Phone and Tablet Devices, Digital Skills, Photos and Graphics, Social Media, Using the Cloud, and Microsoft Office from XP to 2013.Visit
Illinois Car and Motorcycle Permit Practice
Information about obtaining a driving permit in Illinois for cars and motorcycles, including the Illinois Rules of the Road and the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual. Includes 9 free practice tests to prepare for the DMV test for a permit to drive a car and 6 free practice tests to prepare for the motorcycle permit test.Visit
NoveList K-8 Plus
Provides access to information on over 30,500 nonfiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Created especially for kids and the adults who work with them.Visit
Introducing a great online science resource that you and your family can access from home! ScienceFlix is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area science content for students spanning grades 4-9. Each of the ScienceFlix units will help hone literacy skills while bolstering understanding of crucial subjects relating to science, technology, and engineering. ScienceFlix units are further supported with a deep and dynamic reservoir of related multimedia including videos, interactive media, images, and more.Visit
SWAN Online Card Catalog
Search the library's catalog for books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and much more!Visit