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Celebrate Juneteenth with Your Library 

Juneteenth is a federal and state holiday commemorating the date in 1865 when General Order #3 proclaimed the freedom of the enslaved people in Texas. 

Learn more about Juneteenth by exploring these recommended reads from your librarians. 

Juneteenth Books for Adults 

Juneteenth Books for Middle Schoolers and Teens 

Juneteenth Books for Children 


We were honored to host a Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony at the Library on Monday, June 12 in partnership with the Village of River Forest.

Several community leaders and organizations came together to bring you this special event.