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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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Learn 30 languages with 50 hours of foundational instruction for each language with Rosetta Stone. All you need is your library card.

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Summer Reading Kick Off Party – Friday, 6/3, from 2:30-5:30 PM

Start your summer off right! Sign up for our summer reading program and then join us in the park for a summer party.

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Tuesday, 6/14, 7 PM, Chocolate Olympics

Join us for an evening of chocolate fun! Test your speed and agility in relay races, pie eating contests, speed sorting and more! Bring your appetite and your friends. For grades 5+. Registration Required.

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Wednesday, 6/22, 4 PM, Rope Warrior

Come see Guinness World Record Holder David Fisher, aka The Rope Warrior, do incredible jump rope tricks, stunts, and record-breaking jumps in this awe-inspiring show. This is one event you won’t want to miss! For all ages.


Tote Bags for Sale

Support your library by purchasing a customized tote bag for $25 at the first floor Circulation desk. All proceeds benefit the River Forest Public Library Foundation.

Meet our New Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the River Forest Public Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sue Quinn as the new Director of the Library.


Wednesday, June 1, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Learning Lab
Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Connections Early Summer Reading Sign Up
Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Book Discussion
Friday, June 3, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Summer Reading Kick Off Party

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