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Summer Reading Success!

Summer Reading by the numbers:

  • 700+ library-wide participants!
  • 574,435 minutes read by kids and teens!
  • 433 titles read by adults!
  • 1500+ prize books given out!

Rock Your Locker

Thursday, 8/25, 3:30-5 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 while crafting items to jazz up your school year.

Hot Summer Movie Showing: La La Land

Saturday, 8/26, 1:30-3:30PM

Escape the heat and join us for a showing of the hit film La La Land! PG-13

EBook lovers: Download the Libby app today!

Libby is the latest app for enjoying Media on Demand eBooks and eAudiobooks. This new app makes Overdrive eBook downloads much easier by consolidating all your loans and holds on a single shelf, and letting you check out any book with a single tap — downloads are automatic. Best of all, there’s no need to register, just sign in with your RFPL card and PIN.

Already love your Overdrive app? The previous app isn’t going anywhere, so don’t worry. We are happy to help both new users and Overdrive veterans get started with Libby — join us at one of our Wednesday morning Connect with Tech programs, or ask for help at our second floor service desk.


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 […]

Local author presents tasty traditions.

River Forest resident Emily Paster presented a recipe from her new book The Joys of Jewish Preserving in June at the American Library Association’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition.


Monday, August 21, 4 PM - 5 PM
Snack Attack
Tuesday, August 22, 1 PM - 4 PM
DIY School Supplies
Thursday, August 24, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Rock Your Locker
Friday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free Play Friday

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