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Welcome to Your Library

Visit your Library and discover quality collections, a comfortable space, and friendly, professional staff members committed to providing the highest level of service. Come browse thousands of books, movies, music CDs, video games, magazines, and more. Internet access is available at seated computer workstations, or you may bring your laptop or mobile device and enjoy free wifi throughout the building and in the garden. We look forward to seeing you soon.

DIY Neon Sign

Thursday, 5/12, 3:30-4:45 PM, Grades 5-12 

Give your room some extra pizazz by creating your own neon sign. Advanced registration required. 

Springtime Doll Tea Party Picnic

Saturday, 5/14, 2-3 PM, Grades K-4 

Bring your favorite doll and join library staff in the garden for a tea party picnic. There will be stories, activities, and more! Advanced registration required.  

Why Mindfulness Matters

Sunday, 5/15, 2-3:30 PM 

Mindfulness coach Chris George provides an introduction to this therapeutic practice, offering an overview of what mindfulness is, and teaching simple strategies to help us be more present and connected in our lives. The program will blend information with guided meditation. Brought to you in partnership with the River Forest Township

Adult Coloring Club 

Monday, 5/16, 10-11 AM

Coloring isn’t just for kids! Studies have shown that coloring has mental health benefits for adults. It’s relaxing, fun, and an opportunity to socialize at the library. We will provide materials, so you do not need to bring anything. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. 

Bungee Barbie

Thursday, 5/19, 3:30-4:45 PM, Grades 5-8 

Give your favorite toy the thrill of a lifetime! Can you successfully build a bungee cord that allows your bungee jumper to get as close as possible to the ground — without actually touching? Advanced registration required. 


RFPL Foundation Sponsoring Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join us on Friday, June 10 from 2:30-4:30 PM. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time since 2019, we’re kicking off our summer reading program with a party. Special thanks goes to River Forest Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event. 

Best wishes to Beth Kirchenberg

The Library will be saying farewell to long-time middle school and teen librarian Beth Kirchenberg, who will be taking a new position at Glen Ellyn Public Library. For the past 7 years, Beth provided outstanding readers advisory and reference services to our tween population, shared her incredible creativity in tween programs, and managed the middle […]


Monday, May 16, 10 AM - 11 AM
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, May 16, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Story Time
Tuesday, May 17, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
FRED Meeting

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