River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Summer Reading by the Numbers

  • 739 infant, children, teen and adult residents participated
  • 564,628 minutes were read
  • 762 adult books were read
  • 1,500 prize books awarded
  • 74% of parents surveyed said that their child’s voluntary reading increased
  • 70% of parents surveyed said that their child’s enjoyment of reading increased

Welcome Back

Thursday, 8/25, 3:30 PM, Grades 5-8

Enjoy a “welcome back” snack and find out about the terrific library materials and fun programs the Library offers just for Middle School students.

Dozens of  Hot Titles, One Device

Did you know you can use your RFPL card to borrow a Kindle ereader? We have three Kindles fully loaded with all this summer’s literary hits, ready for you to check out and take on your vacation. One lightweight device includes all the hottest titles, including The Nest, A Man Called Ove, My Brilliant Friend, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and many more!


Middle School Connections

Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in every Tuesday after school to make something cool. Septembers activities include grass hair planters, cellphone speakers, wind-chimes, and more! Space is limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Every Friday after school, Middle Schoolers are invited to drop in to watch a movie or play games. All movies are rated G or PG.

Family Trivia

Friday, 9/16, 6 PM
Calling trivia buffs of all ages! Come share your expert knowledge, win prizes, and have a blast! Teams of 4-6 players are invited to participate in a fun night of family friendly trivia. A pizza dinner will be served. If you want to play but don’t have a full team, we will find you some great teammates. Advanced registration required. For ages 6 through adult.


Keep Your Child Safe

Please keep in mind as the new school year begins that for your child’s safety, children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver age 12 or older while at the Library. During programs for children age 9 or under, a parent or caregiver age 12 or older must remain in […]

Summer Reading Wrap Up

Thank you for making Summer Reading 2016 such a huge success! We had over 1100 residents sign up.  We would also like to give a special shout out to Alioto’s Gift Shop, Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, Classic Cinemas,Community Bank OP/RF,  Classic Cinemas, DuPage Children’s Museum, Forest Park National Bank, Kiwanis Club of River Forest/Oak Park, Lou Malnati’s,  MB […]


Thursday, August 25, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Welcome Back
Friday, August 26, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie
Saturday, August 27, 2 PM - 3 PM
Tuesday, August 30, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers

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