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    The countdown begins!

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

    Librarypalooza runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, with a special teens only (grades 5+) 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. Browse available titles by format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections all online! At Media on Demand for Kids, view our ebook collection for kids! 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

New SWAN Catalog Coming in April 2015!

If you enjoy logging into your library account and using the catalog from anywhere, at any time, you’ll soon have a lot more to love!  The RFPL, in cooperation with 76 Illinois libraries, will soon upgrade to a new and improved catalog system in April 2015!

For more information and frequently asked questions, click here.

From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Statement of River Forest Library Board of Trustees to Development Review Board, 11/14/2014

New Book Alerts

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!

Puppet Party

Monday, 3/30, 10am-5pm

Stop by to create your own puppets and put on a spontaneous puppet show in the Children’s Room. Supplies will be provided.

Games Galore

Tuesday, 3/31, 10am-5pm

Challenge a friend or sibling to a fun board game. Games will be available all day in the Children’s Room.

Freestyle Crafts

Wednesday, 4/1, 10am-5pm

We’ve got the craft supplies; you’ve got the talent. Get those creative juices flowing! Supplies will be provided.

Minecraft Madness

Friday, 4/3, 1-3 PM

Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to the RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to play together on shared challenges. Space is limited. Registration is required. Grades 3-7.