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    Let RFPL Reader Central help you discover your next great read! We have something for everyone: booklists, staff picks, blogs, bestseller lists, award winners, book discussion groups, and more! All while  delivering reading recommendations based on unique personal interests straight to your computer or mobile device. Start exploring here.

Media On Demand

Visit Media On Demand to download audiobooks, ebooks, music and more from the comfort of your own home! Media On Demand is compatible with your iPad, Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, and other portable devices. Browse available titles by format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections all online! At Media on Demand for Kids, view our ebook collection for kids! Contact the Library with any questions at 708-366-5205 x 316.

SWAN catalog

Search the catalog here The River Forest Public Library is a member of the SWAN consortium. Through the SWAN catalog we are able to provide you access to a combined collection of 1.4 million unique titles of books, DVDs, blu-rays, audiobooks, ebooks, music CDs and more.

Library Information


Sunday, 5/24 -The Library is closed Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day


Monday, 5/25- Memorial  Day Holiday

From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

New Book Alerts

Want a quick and easy way to know the newest books, DVDs, music and audiobooks purchased by the library? Check out our New Book Alerts!


Click here or on a book above to check out New Book Alerts today!

Toddler Art

Thursday, 5/28, 10 am

Calling all budding toddler artists! Come listen to a story and make a related masterpiece. Advanced registration is required. For Ages 2-3 with Caregiver.

DIY Vacation Activities

Saturday, 5/30, 10am – 3pm

Going on a long car, plane, or train trip this summer? Stop by the Children’s Room to assemble some great DIY activities that you can take with you on your journeys. For Children of All Ages and Caregivers.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Friday, 6/5, 2:30-6PM

Start your summer off right! Sign up for our summer reading program and then join us in the park for a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, popcorn, and lawn games. All summer reading participants are welcome to attend. Skip the line! Pre-register for the summer reading program and receive tickets for the Kick Off Party beginning June 1.

Minecraft Madness

Thursday, 6/11, 1-3 and 3:30-5:30PM

Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to the RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to play together on shared challenges.  Participants must have a River Forest library card that is in good standing to register. Both sessions are the same, so please just sign up for one time slot. Space is limited. Registration is required. Grades 4-7.