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Kanopy is now available

We are thrilled to bring you Kanopy, a new streaming service with more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows with no holds, no waiting. Get started at the Kanopy site or download the app. Here’s what’s included:

12 monthly downloads
Unlimited plays on Kanopy Kids.
Unlimited checkouts of the Great Courses

Library Closed Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s executive order in response to COVID-19, the library and our exterior book drop returns will remain closed through at least April 30th. We hope to reopen on May 4th.

Please keep your library materials at home until the library reopens. There will be no fines assessed and you will not get overdue notices as SWAN will extend all due dates until May 1st.  Don’t forget that our digital library is still open 24/7.

Don’t have a library card?

You can get a temporary card that will give you online access to e-books, movies, music, and more. Complete the application and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours with a library card number and confirm your PIN. It will be valid until July 4th, 2020. If your card is already expired or you have lost your card or pin number, send an email to circulation@riverforestlibrary.org and we will extend it for you.

hoopla digital

Stream or download music, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, eComics and eBooks. All titles are instantly available: no waiting, no holds! 8 titles/each month. Get started at the hoopla site or download the app.

Unlimited Access to TumbleBooks

Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device you want with TumbleBooks through August 31. You don’t need to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Expanded offerings are available for all ages.

TumbleBooks for kids: Animated talking picture books
AudioBookCloud: Digital audiobooks for all ages
RomanceBookCloud: Steamy romance novels for adults
TeenBookCloud: eBooks for students in grades 7-12
TumbleMath: Math eBooks for students in grades K-6

Libby

The Library building may be closed – but you can always download ebooks and audiobooks using the Libby app.

Libby is the newer, easier app for Media On Demand digital reading. Access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks, including the hottest new titles, from your tablet or smartphone.  Get the app for your phone or tablet.

Flipster

Checkout dozens of popular magazines, and read the full-color, cover-to-cover issues on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Log in through the RFPL portal using your browser, then read in the app if you wish.

Learn a new language with Mango

Mango Languages offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a Second Language courses for ESL students. Great for beginners and those wanting to learn a new language for traveling purposes. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Get started today.

News

Library Closed Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s executive order to extend the stay-at-home order to April 30th, the library and our exterior book drop returns will remain closed through at least April 30th. The earliest we would be open at this time is Monday, May 4th. Please keep your library materials at home until the library reopens. […]

Seeking Applicant to Fill Library Trustee Vacancy

Due to the anticipated resignation of a Library Board member who has plans to move out of River Forest, the Library Board expects that it will have a vacancy following its April 2020 Board meeting. Accordingly, the Library Board is soliciting applications from interested River Forest residents to fill the remainder of the unexpired term […]

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