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Rock Star Accessories

Tuesday, 6/26, 3-4 PM
Decorate your own rockin’ sunglasses, bandana, and paper guitar so you can channel your inner rock star. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.

Name That Tune Trivia

Tuesday, 6/26, 7-8:30 PM
Can you name the songs by the short clips? Test your team’s knowledge on this music quiz to see how you do and compete to take home the grand prize. Advanced registration required.Grades 5-12

Balloon Animal Workshop

Thursday, 6/28, 2:30-3:30 PM
Learn how to make your own balloon animals in a workshop presented by Gary Kantor. An adult caregiver is required to stay in the program and assist children. Advanced registration required. Grades 2-4.

Rock Ur Room!

Join us this summer for some fun DIY room decorating workshops that will rock your room! For grades 5-12.

Thursday, 6/28, 3-4 PM: Storage Books


Mary Pickersgill and the Star Spangled Banner

Saturday, 6/30, 2-3:30 PM

Join author and storyteller, Lynn Rymarz as she steps back in time to tell the story of Mary Pickersgill. Hear the amazing story of how this Baltimore flag maker sewed the flag which flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore against the British in September of 1814. Her flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to the poem that became our National Anthem. Lynn will share historical photographs from this time in our Nation’s history. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township.

Summer Reading

June 8th – August 3rd

It’s that time of the year again! Get rewarded for reading by signing up for one of our Summer Reading programs! Programs available for infants through adults.


New in the Children’s Room: Circulating Thematic Kit Bags!

Do you want to learn how to tell time? Investigate the bones in your body? Make a snap circuit? Check out a new thematic kit bag to learn all about these topics and more.

Mobile WiFi hotspots

Get connected on the go, wherever you go! Have you ever wished you could take WiFi with you while you are on vacation? Or have WiFi when you are watching your child’s soccer game? Now you can! The Library now has 4 mobile WiFi hotspots available for River Forest residents to borrow. You can check […]


Sunday, June 24, 12 AM - 12 AM
Library Closed
Monday, June 25, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Interactive Bear Hunt
Tuesday, June 26, 3 PM - 4 PM
Rock Star Accessories

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