River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Our regular hours are back!

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM
Closed Sundays
Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals. We recommend that you wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. If you see a staff member without a mask, they are fully vaccinated.

Animal Story Yoga

Tuesday, 7/27, 3:30-4 PM

Your yoga flow will tell a story as you try out animal themed poses. This program will be held outside, weather permitting, and simulcast on Zoom. Sign up for 1 event (outdoor or virtual) depending on preference. Those signed up outdoors will be transferred to the Zoom program in the case of inclement weather. Face masks are required for ages 2 and up. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link (virtual participants) and to reserve your spot (outdoor participants). All Ages.

Nanny Nikki Music Concert

Wednesday, 7/28, 10-10:45 AM

Join us for this live virtual event as Nanny Nikki performs a special musical show for young kids. Advanced registration required to receive Zoom link and password. All Ages.

Book Buzz

Thursday, 7/29, 7-8 PM

Calling all book lovers! No time to read an assigned book each month? Come hear our librarians tell you about new and upcoming books you might enjoy and share what you have loved reading recently, too. 

Summer Reading Challenge: Tails & Tales


Sign up for our summer reading challenges at the Library or on our website. Track your reading to earn great prizes. Reading challenges are available for all ages.  Drop by the Library, call, email, or chat us for further assistance.

Children’s Summer Reading Instructional Video

Teen Summer Reading Instructional Video

Beanstack Tracker App Instructional Video


Katie Cangelosi joins the Library as new Operations Manager

The Library is excited to welcome Katie Cangelosi as the new Operations Manager. Katie will work closely with the Director, sharing responsibility for library administration, finances, and facilities, as well as overseeing the Materials Services Department. Katie comes to River Forest with over 8 years of experience in customer and library service. Most recently, she […]

Phase 5 Updates

Illinois has reached Phase 5 in the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, River Forest Public Library is making additional adjustments to our service levels. We continue to monitor the public health guidelines from the Restore Illinois plan and the Center for Disease Control and will make changes accordingly. We are happy to announce that the following […]


Monday, July 26, 12 AM - 12 AM
Programs in a Bag
Monday, July 26, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Story Time
Monday, July 26, 3:30 PM - 4 PM
Bird Nest Design Challenge
Tuesday, July 27, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Story Time

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