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Winter Reading Programs for all ages

The Library is offering winter reading programs for all ages through February 27. 


Each book read earns you a raffle entry to win a $50 Shop Local gift card. Register on Beanstack.

Teens (Grades 5-12)

Each book read earns you a raffle entry for a Kindle Fire. Read 3 books to claim an additional winter treat! Register on Beanstack.

Children (Ages 2-10)

Kids age 2-10 can print off a Winter Reading BINGO sheet.  BINGO is earned by completing 5 squares in a row. Prizes can be picked up in the Children’s Room by February 27th. 

Inbetweeners Book Club: Hatchet

Thursday, 1/21, 4-4:45 PM, Grades 5-8

Book lovers unite! We’ll virtually be meeting up every month on the third Thursday to talk about great tween reads. The first five registrants each month will receive a free copy of that month’s book to keep! Additional copies will be available for checkout. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services.

Virtual Book Club

Thursday, 1/28, 7-8 PM

We invite you to read the book and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla or at the library. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when you register.

This month’s book: The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman


Thursday, 1/28, 4-4:45 PM

Grades 5-12

Using ingredients you have at home, we will show you how to make some delicious treats … each in a mug in the microwave! A list of ingredients will be distributed upon registration. Mugs available on a first come first serve basis. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link.


Building open to the public beginning Monday, 1/25

On Monday, January 25, the Library building will again open to the public in a limited capacity in compliance with the public health guidelines from the Restore Illinois plan and the Center for Disease Control. We will offer browsing and check out of library materials, computer sessions, copying, printing, and faxing.  Our plan may change […]

Emily Compton-Dzak Appointed as New Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the River Forest Public Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of Emily Compton-Dzak as the new Director of the Library.


Monday, January 25, 4 PM - 4:30 PM
STEM Challenge
Tuesday, January 26, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Live Virtual Story Time
Tuesday, January 26, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, January 27, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social (Distance) Stitching

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