River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Stories with Santa

Saturday, 12/15, 10-3 PM

Santa is visiting RFPL! Our annual holiday program for children features stories, crafts, and visits with Santa upstairs by the fireplace. Pictures taken with Santa will be posted to the RFPL website. Caregivers are encouraged to snap their own keepsake photos as well. This is a drop-in, free, fun family program. Expect to spend 1 to 1.5 hours at the library for this event. Ages 8 and under with a parent/caregiver.

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Teen Tasters: United Kingdom 

Thursday, 12/20, 3:30-4:30 PM

Try out a variety of unique foods from a different country each month in this fun taste test program. Advanced registration required. Grades 5-12

Thank You Note Workshop

Wednesday, 12/26, 10 AM-4 PM

Drop by the Children’s Room to write your own personalized holiday thank you cards. Supplies will be provided. Grades K-4.

Noon Year’s Eve

Monday, 12/31, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. 

Happy New Year! Be the first to celebrate as you countdown to 2019 with activities, dancing, and snacks with a festive flair. For children of all ages and caregivers.

New Year, New You, New Journal

Wednesday, 1/2, 2-4 PM

The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. Just bring a blank journal  and we’ll get you started on the rest! Grades 5-12


ADA Compliant Doors Openers Installed

In order to improve accessibility for all of our patrons, we had ADA automatic door openers installed on both of our public restroom doors. We are excited to be able to bring this important improvement to our building.

We’ve adopted a new puppy!

Stop on by the Children’s Room to submit your name suggestion for our new stuffed pet!


Tuesday, December 11, 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Middle School Makers
Wednesday, December 12, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Connect With Tech
Wednesday, December 12, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Book Discussion
Thursday, December 13, 10 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

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