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Anne T. Smedinghoff Memorial library garden plaques

Honor a member of your family or a friend with a bronze plaque in the seat wall of the library garden. Proceeds from the sale of these tax-deductible plaques benefit the River Forest Public Library Foundation which supports the library. Thank you for your patronage.

Feet Painting

Thursday, 7/6, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Sometimes you just gotta let your feet do the painting. Because it’s reallllly fun. Grades 5-12

Summer Reading for All Ages

Summer Reading runs now through August 4th at RFPL. Visit us for exciting events and incentives for reading over the summer. Residents of all ages are invited to participate.

Magic Trick Workshop

Tuesday, 7/11, 2-3 PM
Professional magician Gary Kantor teaches you how to do some of his most successful tricks. Each participant gets to take home a real magic kit. Kids are encouraged to stay for the magic show immediately following the workshop. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Magic Show with Gary Kantor!

Tuesday, 7/11, 3:30-4:30 PM 
Watch professional magician Gary Kantor wow you with this amazing magic show. This program will be held outside, weather permitting. Rain location: RMS gym. Best for ages 3 and up.

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 to Tech programs, or ask for help at our second floor service desk.


Your library materials* may now automatically renew!

Here’s how it works: Two days before your item is due at the library, if it is eligible to be renewed and there is no other existing hold on the item, it will automatically be renewed. If you have an email address tied to your library account, you will receive an email about the items […]

Beautiful works by local artist Gayle Fisher on display

When you stop in the Library during the month of June, make sure to take a few minutes to view the beautiful artwork by Gayle Yeatman Fisher. Gayle, a local artist, specializes in oil and acrylic on canvas. She was born and educated in Chicago and practiced law for almost 20 years before following her […]


Thursday, June 29, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
All Ages Story Time*
Thursday, June 29, 3 PM - 4 PM
Wonders of the Ancient World
Friday, June 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free Play Friday
Sunday, July 2, 1 PM - 5 PM
Library Closed

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