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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.

Interactive Movie: Jurassic World

Friday, 11/4, 6-8:30 PM, Grades 5-12
Don’t miss the opportunity to snack, snarl, and save the day along with the characters in the movie Jurassic World. This film is rated PG-13. Advanced Registration Required.

Rosetta Stone

Build a new language foundation with confidence! The Library’s subscription includes 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction for each language. Get started today from home or the Library. All you need is your RFPL card to log in.

Cleopatra, The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Sunday, 11/6, 2-3:30 PM
Martina Mathisen is back, this time as Cleopatra! Learn the true story behind one of the world’s most famous historical figures. Cleopatra “herself” will share her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile in an exciting presentation you won’t want to miss! Oh, the daring of Cleopatra!


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                       […]

Our Book Drop is Open

For your convenience, our new “drive-through” book drop is open and ready to accept your library returns. The book drop is located at the exit of the south parking lot of Roosevelt Middle School on Lathrop Ave. Please note that the book drop is located in a one-way thoroughfare and is not accessible to cars […]


Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, October 26, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Learning Lab
Thursday, October 27, 10 AM - 11 AM
Movers and Shakers
Friday, October 28, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie

New & Coming Soon