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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.

Interactive Movie: Jurassic World

Friday, 11/4, 6-8:30 PM, Grades 5-12
Don’t miss the opportunity to snack, snarl, and save the day along with the characters in the movie Jurassic World. This film is rated PG-13. Advanced Registration Required.  A minimum of 15 registrants is required.

Cleopatra, The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Sunday, 11/6, 2-3:30 PM
Martina Mathisen is back, this time as Cleopatra! Learn the true story behind one of the world’s most famous historical figures. Cleopatra “herself” will share her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile in an exciting presentation you won’t want to miss! Oh, the daring of Cleopatra!

Home Delivery

Is illness, the weather, or parking keeping you from the library? Allow the library to come to you with our home delivery service! We’ll drop off books and other materials directly to your home and even pick them up when you’re done! Set up a delivery now.

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

Sunday, 11/13, 2-3:30 PM
This illustrated talk by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph. D., reviews the story of how the film Gone with the Wind was made, including the two-year search for Scarlett, the pioneering special effects, and the perfectionistic drive of visionary producer David O. Selznick. We’ll also examine the accuracy of the movie’s history and explore what accounts for this film’s remarkably enduring popularity!


Frosting Fun!

Cupcake Wars Recap: This event was held on District 90’s September 23rd half school day.  30 Middle School students enjoyed a pizza lunch, a friendly emoji themed cupcake decorating competition, and a gingerbread White House decorating group challenge.   Dorothy’s Choice   Most Creative                       […]

Our Book Drop is Open

For your convenience, our new “drive-through” book drop is open and ready to accept your library returns. The book drop is located at the exit of the south parking lot of Roosevelt Middle School on Lathrop Ave. Please note that the book drop is located in a one-way thoroughfare and is not accessible to cars […]


Friday, October 28, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie
Monday, October 31, 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
1/2 Day Halloween
Tuesday, November 1, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café
Tuesday, November 1, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers

New & Coming Soon