The Library building is closed to the public. Curbside/vestibule pick up of materials is available.
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Middle School Makers

Tuesdays in December, 4-4:45

Grades 5-8

Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every Tuesday to create something new. Kits will be available for pick up one week in advance. Make them on your own or join us on Zoom for some fun and guidance. Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services

12/1: Paper Bag Snowflakes

12/8: Gnome Ornaments

12/15: Gingerbread Houses

Tween Talk

Friday, 12/4, 4-4:45 PM

Grades 5-8

Join in a virtual video session with Middle School and Teen Librarian Beth and OPRF Youth Services Interventionist Laura via Zoom. Chat, socialize, ask questions, play games, and hang out in our virtual tween library! Advanced registration required to receive the Zoom link. * Sponsored by OPRF Youth Services

12/4: Mad Lib Party!

Hanukkah Crafts and Treats

Wednesday, 12/9, 7-8 PM

Get ready for the holiday by joining us on Zoom for crafts and baking. We’ll have a latke fun!  Register to receive the Zoom link.


Thursday, 12/10, 4-4:45 PM

Grades K-4

Pick up a supply kit at the library, then log on to learn how to create a fun craft. Register to receive the Zoom link and password. Grades K-4. This month’s craft is: Gingerbread Houses

It’s Christmastime in the City: Chicago and its Yule Time Traditions and Contributions

Thursday, 12/17, 7-8:30 PM

From the windows on State Street to the Sears Wish Book, Chicago has been all about the holidays since the beginning. Please join historian/entertainer Clarence Goodman as he highlights Chicago’s holiday traditions. Brought to you in partnership in River Forest Township.  Register to receive the Zoom link.


Library Building Temporarily Closed to the Public Beginning Tuesday, 11/17, until further notice.

Due to the rapid rise in cases of COVID-19 and recent stay-at-home advisories, River Forest Public Library will temporarily close our building to the public beginning Tuesday, November 17 until further notice. To continue serving the community, we will offer Curbside and Vestibule Pick Up of library materials beginning Tuesday, 11/17.  You will receive a notification by […]

April 2021 Election

The River Forest Library Board of Trustees will have two, 4 year terms on the ballot for the April 2021 election. We invite interested residents to attend a Library Board meeting to learn more about the Trustee role. Candidates who are seeking information about filing dates, general requirements for filing, and specific requirements may consult the State of Illinois 2021 […]


Thursday, November 19, 4 PM - 4:45 PM
Inbetweeners Book Club
Thursday, November 19, 7 PM - 8 PM
Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, November 24, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Live Virtual Story Time
Wednesday, November 25, 10 AM - 11 AM
Social (Distance) Stitching

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