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    The countdown begins!

    Join us for our biggest event of the year! We’ll have a live storyteller show, photo booth, balloon twisters, a dance floor for the kiddos, an after-hours DJ dance party for teens and more!

    Librarypalooza runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, with a special teens only after-party from 8:30-9:45.

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. At, you can browse available titles by media format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections. 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

Check out our Blogs!

We have 3 great blogs that library staff want you to know about! Visit our blogs for book recommendations, as well as other fun features.
RFPL Reads
RFPL Teens

New Book Alerts are here!

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!

From the Director

I am delighted to report that the implementation of our strategic plan is not only on track, but ahead of schedule in many areas. Read on…

Upcoming Closings

We will be closed Friday, April 25th for a staff in-service day. We will re-open at 5:30 pm for Librarypalooza!

Middle School Booktalkers

Monday, 4/28
3:30-4:30 PM

Middle School students are invited to come to the RFPL to talk about what they’re reading and find out about new books.
Snacks will be served!

Super Hero Day!

Saturday, 5/3, All Ages
Calling all superheroes! Put on your best cape and fly over to the library for a day of super-strength fun. Take a break from saving the world as you pick from these action-packed activities:
9:30-11 AM: Power Up Breakfast and Crafts
11 AM: Superhero Costume Parade
11:30-4:00 PM: Superhero Challenge Stations (at your own pace)
12:30-1:15 PM: Superhero Trivia (for 3rd Grade and up)
1:30-2 PM: Watch a Cartoon—Batman
2:15-4:45 PM: Watch a Movie—The Avengers

Author Check!

The library is excited to introduce another new service, Author Check! Use this service to sign up to receive an email notice when the library orders a new book from your favorite author!