The Library will be closed on Friday, February 3 for a staff training day. Thank you for your understanding.
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Get Yeti to Read

Winter Reading Challenge for All AgesJanuary 3-February 28

Kids and teens can pick up a bingo card at the library. Every time you get a BINGO, you earn a prize.Adults can register in beanstack or in person at the upstairs desk. Books can be logged online or by using the paper ballots upstairs. Each book logged earns a raffle entry for a chance to win a prize.

Animal Crossing

Monday, 1/30, 3:30-4:30 PM

Grades 5-8 

Calling all Villagers! Book your flight with Dodo Airlines to share your tips and tricks to create our Library island.

Great Decisions

Wednesdays, 1-2:30 PM

2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17

Come talk about the most pressing international issues of our time in this eight-part discussion series from the Foreign Policy Association. In each session, we will watch a recorded video lecture and then discuss the topic as a group. Readings for each session will be available at the library two weeks in advance. 

Coffee Monday

Monday, 2/6, 10-11 AM, Adult 

Come to the library for coffee and conversation about local matters. This month: Kelsey Gordon from AgeOptions will talk about a range of money-saving public benefit programs for older adults living on a fixed income. 

Pop-in Projects

Tuesday, 2/7, 10-12 PM, 4-5 PM, Ages 2 and up 

Pop in for our monthly craft project in the Children’s Room! Pop-in Projects are on the first Tuesday of the month. This month: Valentine’s Pinwheels.


Tax Forms and Resources

TAX DAY IS APRIL 18, 2023   The following forms have arrived from the IRS and are available while supplies last. Forms can be found on the 2nd floor by the photocopier.    Federal 1040 — U.S. Individual Income Tax Return  Federal 1040 SR — U.S. Individual Income Tax Return For Seniors  Federal 1040 Instruction Booklet  Illinois […]

José Cruz joins River Forest Public Library as new Children’s Librarian 

José has been providing exceptional library services to children throughout his 10 years of library experience. Most recently, he was a Children’s Librarian at Oak Park Public Library, where he was well-known for his outstanding story times and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as his innovative programs designed to engage young audiences. […]


Wednesday, February 1, 12 AM - 12 AM
Guesstimation Jars
Wednesday, February 1, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions
Wednesday, February 1, 4 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Stretchers
Wednesday, February 1, 7 PM - 8 PM
Evening Book Club

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