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    NEW Picture Book Browsing Bins!

    The Children’s Room will be closed from August 11-15 so we can install our brand new picture book browser bins.

    -These face out shelves will make finding picture books about favorite topics easy and fun!
    -Each category and subcategory have been chosen with young readers in mind and the new layout will encourage children to explore the collection and find books about their favorite things!

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. Browse available titles by format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections all online! At Media on Demand for Kids, view our ebook collection for kids! 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.

Library Information

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

“Your Journey Starts Here”
Having been identified as a “Learning Library” we are delighted that this motto not only inspires you, our lovely patrons, but also our own staff. Read on…

Halloween in July!

Wednesday, 7/30, 8-9:30 PM
If you are counting down the days until Halloween, don’t miss Halloween in July at the RFPL. Come (in costume if you wish) for spooky stories, ghoulish snacks, creepy crafts and more! For kids entering grades 6-9.

Musical Celebration with Jeanie B!

Thursday, 7/31, 6:30-7:30 PM
Join us in our front garden as we celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a live concert! Jeanie B!’s upbeat shows are jammed-packed with dancing, sing-a-longs, and rockin’ music that both kids and parents will love. For kids of all ages and their families.

Healthy Aging and Brain Fitness

Tuesday, 8/5, 10:30 AM
Learn about tips on how to keep your mind sharp and find out about some new research studies. Light refreshments will be served. Speaker: Phyllis Patnaude, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Registration suggested for this program.

Museum Adventure Pass

Stop by the library to check out a pass to local area attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Lego Land and more, with your library card! Learn more at