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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.

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. Begins 12/18.

Consumer Reports

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!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, 1/4, 6:00 PM
Arrive at 6 PM for a bedtime story with your stuffed pal. Leave your stuffed animal for some overnight fun at the library. Come back for a light breakfast at 9:30 AM on Friday to see what the stuffed animals were up to during their slumber party. Advanced registration required. For ages 2-8.


2017 Stories With Santa Photos

A jolly time was had by all at our annual Stories with Santa. View the fun photos!

New Kindle Titles

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!


Sunday, December 17, 2 PM - 3 PM
Family Gingerbread House Party
Sunday, December 17, 3 PM - 4 PM
Family Gingerbread House Party
Monday, December 18, 4 PM - 5 PM
Snack Attack
Tuesday, December 19, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mother Goose Café

New & Coming Soon