Poetry & Prose Group meets the last Friday of every month.
Join us from 5:30-7 and enjoy a night of sharing the appreciation of these fine creative expressions.

Feel free to share original pieces, or your favorites. And don’t worry–you are never obligated to read aloud. This is a great new group–come join us!


Before heading back to school


with Grandma Jeanne


Jeanne Roppolo: Motivational Speaker, Storyteller, & Author of the Grandma Goes to…

book series.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Prairie Fox Books

Noon -1pm  Free event  

Appropriate for all ages: 4-104


Continents, Countries, States, and Islands we will visit: 

Alaska, Antarctica, China, Mongolia, Siberia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Tahiti, Moorea, Hao, Mangareva, Kamaka






World renowned paleontologist

Steve Brusatte

is coming back to town!

Saturday, July 13th


If you missed him last time, here is your second chance. This will be an all ages event this time, so grab your dinosaur enthusiasts, young and old!

Steve is going to present one of his fascinating talks for us right here in the bookstore! Come and listen to some great dinosaur facts, personal stories from his adventures as a paleontologist that has traveled the world and discovered numerous dinosaurs, and get all of your dinosaur questions answered, once and for all.

Grab a friend, grab your kids, grab Aunt Lucille and get her down here to see Steve! Space will fill up quickly, so RSVP with your name to save a seat!

RSVP to 815-433-7323, or drop us an email at




Leave us a message here to sign up!

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Download an Adult Summer Bingo card or pick one up in the store.
  2. Complete a 6-space bingo line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally by reading books that represent the prompts on each square. Write the book title on the square you are using after you finish the book.
  3. When you complete a Bingo, bring your card in to the store to be verified, and submit your raffle ticket!

The not-so-fine print:

A book title can only be used ONCE PER CARD (we all know that you can creatively find a way to make The Count of Monte Cristo fit in every single square somehow…).

Squares with foxes in them are FREE SPACES.

Squares with red print are worth 2 raffle tickets automatically, even if they do not complete your Bingo. 2 of these are event spaces–get your visit verified after attending. (Both events begin at 11:00am at PFB, on the date stated).

A fully completed card is worth 3 tickets, and any book you purchase from Prairie Fox Books for the competition will not only be 15% off, but will earn you 3 tickets as well. Mention Bingo before your purchase so that the discount can be applied.

There are FOUR (4) mini raffle drawings throughout the reading competition. As you earn raffle tickets, you can decide which raffle basket you would like to compete for.


The four mini raffle drawings will be on the following dates:

–Monday, July 1st–

–Monday, July 15th–

–Monday, July 29th–

–Monday, August 12th–

All cards/raffle tickets must be submitted by Monday, August 19th. The Grand Prize ticket will be pulled on Saturday, August 31st, at the end of summer party at Washington Park (all ages of summer reading participants are welcome at the party).

Adult Summer Bingo

Raffle sponsors include Heritage Harbor Ottawa, Red Dog Grill, Cat’s Eye Wine Bar, Roxy Cinemas and much, much, more!


Send us a message here to sign up!

Reading logs are available at Prairie Fox Books and Rock Paper Scissors

Or save the image below and print it out at home!EPSON MFP image

Summer Reading Program (1)

Raffle Sponsors for the Summer Reading Program include the Roxy Cinemas, Kristine’s Shower , the Ottawa YMCA, KeKe’s Sweet Shop, Prairie Fox Books, Rock Paper Scissors, and more!

Join us on Saturday, July 27th, from 11_00am to 3_00pm as we wish our favorite wizard a happy birthday! There will be food, games, giveaways, and lots of Hogwarts-themed fun.