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River Forest Public Library

RFPL strives to enhance the quality of life in River Forest by maintaining a welcoming environment where all patrons will experience a high level of service and satisfaction from a responsive and knowledgeable staff, who help them find the information they need and the services and resources they want. Our primary Service Goals are to create young readers, stimulate imagination, promote lifelong learning, and provide a comfortable space for patrons to visit.

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Sunday, 6/26, 10 AM-4 PM, Oak Park River Forest Garden Walk

The Library is one of the stops on the annual OPRF Garden Walk! Explore our beautiful Anne Smedinghoff Memorial Garden, participate in an interactive art project, read stories, do a scavenger hunt in the Children’s Room, enjoy a frozen treat, and more.

Chicago Fire Soccer Clinic

Practice your soccer skills with the pros! Join the Chicago Fire Community Ambassadors for a fun soccer workshop. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Advanced registration required.

Wednesday, 6/29, 2-3 PM (Ages 4-6), 3-4 PM (Ages 7-9)

Summer Reading

Summer Reading runs now through July 29 at RFPL. Visit us for exciting events and incentives for reading over the summer. Residents of all ages are invited to participate.


Anne T. Smedinghoff Memorial Garden Plaques

Honor a member of your family or a friend who has a special affinity for the River Forest Public Library with a bronze plaque in the seat wall of the library garden. Proceeds from the sale of these plaques benefit the River Forest Public Library Foundation which supports the future unfunded needs of the library. […]

Parking Lot Closed Starting Monday, 6/6

The Roosevelt Middle School north-side parking lot will be completely closed to all vehicles starting Monday, June 6th, as District 90 begins its exterior renovation project at the school. If you are able, we encourage you to walk or ride your bicycle to the library during the summer months.


Monday, June 27, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Art Activities
Tuesday, June 28, 10 AM - 11 AM
Sporty Story Time
Tuesday, June 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Trivia for the Win
Wednesday, June 29, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Learning Lab

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