On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Library will close at 5 PM & remain closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Value of your Library card

According to the Illinois State Library’s Use Value calculator your library card offers you significant savings. Some examples:

  • $119 by checking out 7 books instead of buying them for an average of $17 per book on Amazon.

  • $120 a year by choosing to check out movies at the library instead of paying for a standard Netflix plan.

  • $340 if you check out 20 children’s books a month instead of buying them for an average price of $17 per book on Amazon

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Visit the library in September to sign up for a library card or renew your existing card. Present your River Forest library card any time during the month to earn an entry into our National Library Card Sign Up month raffle and a chance to win an Amazon gift card.