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"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life." - Henry Ward Beecher
We couldn't agree more. Come visit your local library. A quiet place to study, relax, work or simply escape in a good book. It's fun, the old fashioned way.
Hours of Operation
|Tuesday||2 pm - 7 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am - 6 pm|
|Thursday||10 am - 6 pm|
|Friday||9 am - 2 pm|
In addition to traditional check out of available books and DVDs, media can be ordered from other libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System. We offer books in large print and audio format. If you need access to the internet, the library offers use of their patron computer. Free Wi-Fi is now available!
The Ridge Farm library holds a distinct place in history. Ridge Farm is home the to smallest town in the United States with a Carnegie library in operation. A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. 1,689 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929,The initial grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation was awarded to the city of Ridge Farm on April 28, 1909 in the amount of $9,000. The Ridge Farm Carnegie Library was completed in 1910.
Jay Tate, President
Nicole Lee, Vice President
Janell Stark, Secretary
Dezaray Wilson, Board Member
Mercedes Land, Board Member
Judie Carlton, Board Member
Library Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at the library.
Library Donations can be made by mail to:
Elwood Library District
104 N. State St. PO Box 349
Ridge Farm, IL 61870
Shawn Schendel, Librarian
Vickie Hayward, Librarian
P.O. Box 349 /104 N. State
Ridge Farm, IL 61870
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get a library card?
Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.
Are electronic books available?
Yes. Just visit mymediamall.net with your library card information.
Does the Library have "story time" for younger children?
We do offer "story time" for younger children! Give us a call if the current schedule is not posted.
Is there a way to view the library catalog?
Yes. Just visit ewtp.illshareit.com