River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Welcome to RFPL!

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.

Famous First Ladies

Sunday, 1/22, 2-3 PM
We Americans have always been fascinated by the White House–a symbol of power and prestige of our country. We know so much about the Presidents and the families who lived there from our history books, and more recently movies and television. But most of what we read or see is about the public personas of those people. Join Jenny Riddle as she dramatizes, in character, the personal lives of three remarkable First Ladies. Hillary Clinton makes a surprise visit at the end and even sings a song!

Donuts for Dads

Saturdays, 1/21-3/11,  9:30-11:30 AM,  Kids of All Ages
Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

Family Trivia

Friday, 1/27, 6:00 PM, Ages 8+
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 8 through adult.


Ace the test with the Gale Testing & Education Reference Center database. Access an extensive selection of online practice tests and eBook test-prep materials. From college prep to graduate school to career tools, practice for the AP exams, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, vocational/career exams, international tests and much more.


New & Improved!

Stop by and check out our beautiful new carpet upstairs! Over the holiday break, we installed new carpet squares throughout our second floor, and new tread on our public staircase. The new carpet squares brighten up the space and will be much easier to clean and maintain for years to come.

Donuts for Dads Celebrates 15 Years of Family Fun!

This winter marks the 15th anniversary of Donuts for Dads. Held on Saturday mornings from January 14-March 11, this program provides fun bonding time for families during the cold winter months.


Saturday, January 21, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Donuts for Dads
Saturday, January 21, 2 PM - 3 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2 PM - 3 PM
Famous First Ladies
Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers

New & Coming Soon