The circulation system will be offline on Saturday, Dec. 3rd and Sunday, Dec. 4th. Please bring your library card to check out materials. There will be some interruption to our digital services and library account access will be limited.
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Thank you for taking our recent Strategic Initiatives Survey!  

Survey says…
  • 100% of parents and caregivers said the library plays an important role in instilling a love of books and reading in their children.
  • 94% of those who attended library programs for older adults reported that they learned something new.
  • 94% of the middle school age children who come to the library looking for something they want to read, listen to, or view said they found something that met their needs.
  • 97% of adults said the library is a welcoming and comfortable place that meets their needs.


Stories with Santa

Saturday, 12/10, 10 AM-3 PM
Santa is visiting RFPL! Our annual holiday program for children features stories, crafts, and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted to the RFPL website. Caregivers are encouraged to snap their own keepsake photos as well. This is a drop-in, free, fun family program. For kids ages 8 and under with a parent/caregiver.

Kaplan SAT Practice Test

Saturday, 1/7, 9:00 AM, Grades 9-12
High school students are invited to head to the RFPL to take a free, full-length practice SAT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. A fully-proctored practice test shows students what to expect in a test-like environment. This is a great opportunity to practice before the real thing! Space is limited so registration is required. 

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings, reviews, and recommendations for your 2016 Holiday gift list. This is full digital access to the web content associated with Consumer Reports magazine.  Sign in anytime with your River Forest library card from our Digital Library page.

Christmas in the Holy Land

Saturday, 12/3, 2-3:30PM
Join Bill Helmuth and visually visit the actual sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem where the Christmas story was created 2,000 years ago. Here, a child was born who gave his followers a direct connection with a Heavenly Father and astute, loving guidance during their daily lives. The Bible comes down to earth. Come and be amazed. For those who are not Christians, this program is historically accurate.


Library Trustee Openings

Two full 6-year terms and a 2-year term balance (expiring April 2019) will be on the ballot in the April 4, 2017 election. Persons interested in serving must be residents of River Forest and qualified registered voters. The nomination petitions require at least 25 signatures from registered voters in River Forest, a completed Statement of […]

Frosting Fun!

Cupcake Wars Recap: This event was held on District 90’s September 23rd half school day.  30 Middle School students enjoyed a pizza lunch, a friendly emoji themed cupcake decorating competition, and a gingerbread White House decorating group challenge.   Dorothy’s Choice   Most Creative                       […]


Sunday, December 4, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday, December 5, 10 AM - 11 AM
Coffee Monday
Monday, December 5, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Studio
Tuesday, December 6, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café

New & Coming Soon