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    The countdown begins!

    Join us for our biggest event of the year! We’ll have a live storyteller show, photo booth, balloon twisters, a dance floor for the kiddos, an after-hours DJ dance party for teens and more!

    Librarypalooza runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, with a special teens only after-party from 8:30-9:45.

Media On Demand

Visit Media On Demand to download audiobooks, ebooks, music and more from the comfort of your own home! Media On Demand is compatible with your iPad, Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, and other portable devices. At, you can browse available titles by media format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections. Contact the Library with any questions at 708-366-5205 x 316.

SWAN catalog

Search the catalog here The River Forest Public Library is a member of the SWAN consortium. Through the SWAN catalog we are able to provide you access to a combined collection of 1.4 million unique titles of books, DVDs, blu-rays, audiobooks, ebooks, music CDs and more.

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Check out our Blogs!

We have 3 great blogs that library staff want you to know about! Visit our blogs for book recommendations, as well as other fun features.
RFPL Reads
RFPL Teens

New Book Alerts are here!

Want a quick and easy way to know the newest books, DVDs, music and audiobooks purchased by the library? Check out our New Book Alerts!

Click here or on a book above to check out New Book Alerts today!

From the Director

I am delighted to report that the implementation of our strategic plan is not only on track, but ahead of schedule in many areas. Read on…

Upcoming Closings

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 20th, in observance of Easter.

Teen Trivia Night

Thursday, 4/17, 7-8:30 PM
Kids & teens entering grades 6-9: Test your knowledge and have a blast at Teen Trivia. We’ll have fun, snacks, and prizes! Come with a team of up to 4 players, or come on your own and we’ll help match you to a team.

Egg Hunt Extravaganza!

Saturday, 4/19, 10-12 PM

Follow the Easter Bunny’s trail as you hunt for hidden eggs in the Children’s Room. For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver.

Author Check!

The library is excited to introduce another new service, Author Check! Use this service to sign up to receive an email notice when the library orders a new book from your favorite author!