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COVID-19

The Chicago Ridge Public Library joins our community in monitoring and working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of our staff, program participants, and visitors is always a priority.

Chicago Ridge Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. Our reopening date will be determined by recommendations from local & state governments and the public health community. CRPL cardholders can still access our online resources - check out our digital library page for more information. All physical materials checked out from the library have been automatically renewed to June 15, 2020.

Update (5/22/20): We will begin accepting returns again beginning Tuesday, May 26 through our bookdrop near the front doors. We will also begin offering curbside holds pickup to CRPL cardholders beginning Tuesday, June 2. Click here for more information.

Chicago Ridge residents who do not have a CRPL card can receive one by filling out this form.

For questions/concerns about our response to COVID-19, please contact our director, Dana Wishnick.

COVID-19 information

For up to date information on COVID-19, we recommend the following institutions' websites:

Here are some news sources we refer to for other COVID-19 info:

For those in need of support during this time, here are some resources:

  • Cook County school meal plan info
  • Text "TALK" to 552520 for mental health support provided by Illinois Department of Human Services. You can also text "UNEMPLOYMENT," "FOOD," or "SHELTER" for more information about those topics
  • List of local food pantries
  • For older adults in need of supportive services, contact PLOWS Council on Aging at 708-361-0219