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.
Sunday, 12/10, 2-3:30 PM
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field and Co. We’ll trace the store’s holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the window displays, the toy department, and the Christmas catalogs. Ever have your photo taken with Santa in Cozy Cloud Cottage? Remember Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly? A fun and fascinating look at one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions. This program is brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.
Friday, 12/15, 6-8 PM, Grades 5-10
Don’t miss the opportunity to snack, prank, and shout along with the characters in the movie Home Alone. Advanced registration required.
Consumer Reports 2017 Holiday Gift Guide will help you find the perfect presents for family and friends and get the best deals when you shop. Log in with your Library Card to get started!
Winter readers, get rewarded! Sign up at RFPL for our children’s, teen, or adult winter reading program for a chance to win wonderful prizes. Begins 12/18.
A jolly time was had by all at our annual Stories with Santa. View the fun photos!
Did you know you can use your RFPL card to borrow a Kindle ereader? We have six Kindles fully loaded with all the literary hits, ready for you to check out. One lightweight device includes all the hottest titles, including Hillbilly Elegy, The Underground Railroad, A Gentleman in Moscow, and many more!