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All DVDs, Blu-rays, and Video Games can now be checked out for TWO weeks.

RFPL is Free and Open to All

RFPL is proud to serve  all community members. We offer services and educational resources that transform lives, open minds, and promote inclusion and diversity.

The Road that Leads to Lincoln

Sunday, 4/2, 2 PM
Join historian Dave Clark as he takes us on a photographic road trip of Abraham Lincoln sites near and along Route 66 from Chicago to Springfield, the Great River Road from Alton to Gulf Port, and the Lincoln Highway from Dixon to Chicago Heights.

Go Nuts for Donuts!

Thursday, 4/6, 3:30-5 PM
Show your donut love while snacking on donuts and crafting your own unique donut cork board. Grades 5-12. Advanced registration required.

Mango Languages

Offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Great for beginners and those wanting to learn a new language for traveling purposes. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Great Decisions

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Great Decisions promises to be an exciting series of discussions about international issues. Stop by the library to get a list of the issues to be discussed and to check out a briefing book. We will lead discussion on 8 issues over 8 Tuesday night sessions (7-8:30), including The Future of Europe, Saudi Arabia in Transition, and Nuclear Security. For more information, please see the Great Decisions 2016 website.

All sessions are held on Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Dates and topics are as follows:

3/28: Saudi Arabia in Transition

4/11: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

4/25: Latin America’s Political Pendulum

5/9: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

5/30: Nuclear Security


New Kindle Titles

Did you know you can use your RFPL card to borrow a Kindle ereader? We have three Kindles fully loaded with all the literary hits, ready for you to check out and take on your upcoming Spring Break. One lightweight device includes all the hottest titles, including Hillbilly Elegy, The Underground Railroad, Lincoln in the […]

Overdrive Update

Good news! You can now check out up to 10 digital books at a time on Overdrive, up from our prior limit of 5. You can also place up to 10 items on hold. Begin enjoying double the number of ebooks and e-audiobooks today! Ask a librarian at the second floor desk how to get […]


Saturday, March 25, 2 PM - 3 PM
Kid Fit
Monday, March 27, 10 AM - 5 PM
Puppet Party
Tuesday, March 28, 10 AM - 5 PM
Games Galore
Tuesday, March 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions

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