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Reading programs


Fall Reading Program - Leaf Through a Good Book

September 12, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Starting Monday, September 12 use this link to sign up for our Fall Reading Program!

Once you've registered, begin logging your books as you go.

If you used Beanstack for our previous reading programs, there is no need to make an account - just sign back in with your credentials and start logging!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Pick up a folder in Youth Services and take the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge! After each 100 books read, pick up a prize for you and your child! This program is for newborns & toddlers who have not yet entered kindergarten. To start logging your child's books virtually using Beanstack, click here.


Favorite Author Program

Want to make sure you get a chance to read your favorite authors' books as soon as they come out? It’s as easy as picking up a Favorite Authors Reserve List at the Circulation Desk or Adult Services Desk, or emailing us at refdesk@chicagoridgelibrary.org. Check off your favorite authors on the list (as many as you want!), return it to the library, and the library will automatically place holds for you on forthcoming new adult fiction hardcover novels by your selected authors.


Find a Good Book

Looking for your next favorite book? Get your own personalized reading list from the Chicago Ridge Public Library staff! Email us at refdesk@chicagoridgelibrary.org and let us know you're interested in the Find a Good Book program. We'll send you a form where you can tell us your favorite authors, genres, and more, and we'll curate a selection of books for you to check out every two weeks.


Book Clubs

Book Talk 

Join us once a month on Thursday nights for this lively book club! Titles to be announced! More information can be found on our Events page. 

Killer Thrillers 

Horror & thriller lovers - this is the club for you! This club meets once a month on Monday nights.  More information can be found on our Events page.

Books and Bagels 

Have breakfast with us at this book club or early risers! More information can be found on our Events page.