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Do you love book lists, and chatting about books? Then you’ll love BookSpot, featuring books, movies, and more recommended by our own staff! Get to know Victoria, our second featured staff member! (She’s our foodie, YA fantasy loving Assistant Materials Services Manager) Explore our new BookSpot page to dig into Victoria’s lists. You can also browse Victoria’s BookSpot display in our lobby – the display is interactive, so you can share your recommendations with Victoria, too!

Winter Warm Up Story Time

Saturdays, 1/20 – 3/10, 10-11 AM
Come in from the cold and warm up at this special winter Saturday morning story time. Story time begins at 10 AM. Family social time is from 10:30-11 AM. Ages birth-5 years old with parent/caregiver.

Warm Up to Winter Reading

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.

World War II Radio Hour

Sunday, 1/21, 2-3:30 PM
Let Nostalgia Entertainment take you back in time! Featuring favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon,” “In the Mood” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” our costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenact a 1940’s radio hour!

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.


Credit Cards now accepted

You can now pay for library fines and printing with a credit card at the front desk when you come to the library. Please note that there is a minimum $3.00 payment required to be able to pay by credit card for printing.  Patrons wanting to pay from home with a credit card may do so […]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Recap

See what the stuffed animals were up to during their slumber party at the Library!  


Thursday, January 18, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time
Friday, January 19, 9:30 AM - 10 AM
Family Story Time
Friday, January 19, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Gaming/Movie
Saturday, January 20, 10 AM - 11 AM
Winter Warm Up Story Time

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