leadimage Sue Quinn Appointed as New Library Director

    The Board of Trustees of the River Forest Public Library is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sue Quinn as the new Director of the Library. Sue’s demonstrated leadership, her familiarity with the River Forest community, her business acumen, and her ability to envision a vibrant future for the library, make her an ideal choice for this position.

    The River Forest Library Board of Trustees would like to invite you to meet Sue Quinn on Sunday, May 22nd from 3:30-5 PM in the Barbara Hall Meeting Room.

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

Upcoming Closures

The Library will be CLOSED

on Friday, April 29th for a staff in-service day.


From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Mother Daughter Spa Day

Sunday, 5/1, 2 PM, Grades 5+
Mothers and daughters (grandmothers and aunts too) are invited to join us in an afternoon of girly fun. Make your own bath bombs, face masks, and much more! Space is limited so sign up today! Grades 5+

Author Visit: Dr. Tyra Manning

Sunday, 5/1, 2-4 PM
Join us for a talk from Dr. Tyra Manning, former superintendent of District 90, as she discusses her new book, Where the Water Meets the Sand.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Monday, 5/2, 3:30-4:15 PM or 4:15-5 PM

Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7

Story Studio:Madlibs

Tuesday, 5/3, 3:30PM

Join us each month for books, snacks, and an activity based on a different literary format. May will feature the importance of choosing your words carefully through Madlibs.