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    The countdown begins!

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

    Librarypalooza runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, with a special teens only (grades 5+) 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. 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

Easter Closing

The library  will be CLOSED Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter.


New SWAN Catalog Coming in April 2015!

If you enjoy logging into your library account and using the catalog from anywhere, at any time, you’ll soon have a lot more to love!  The RFPL, in cooperation with 76 Illinois libraries, will soon upgrade to a new and improved catalog system in April 2015!

For more information and frequently asked questions, click here.

From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Statement of River Forest Library Board of Trustees to Development Review Board, 11/14/2014

Build A Fort

Thursday, 4/2, 10am-5pm

Turn the Children’s Room into the fort of your dreams. Bring your own blankets and pillows or use what we have here to build a cozy hideaway.

Minecraft Madness

Friday, 4/3, 1-3 PM

Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to the RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to play together on shared challenges. Space is limited. Registration is required. Grades 3-7.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Barbara Henry

Thursday, 4/16, 7 PM

April is National Poetry Month! Local author, speaker and poet, Barbara J. Henry, will be reading poems from her book, Coming Full Circle and selected poems written after Circle’s publication. Join in the fun! Bring a one to two minute personal poem to read or a poem of the same length written by your favorite poet. Children who love poetry are also welcome at this event.

Sci-Fi Day

Saturday, 4/18, All Day

Celebrate your love of science fiction at the RFPL! We have out of this world programs planned throughout the day. We’ll have fun, sci-fi inspired drop-in activities all day long in the Children’s Room and special programs scheduled:

10-11AM: Intergalactic Outer Space Adventure Storytime, Ages 2-8 with parent/caregiver

1-2 PM: Rocket Launch, Grades 3-6

2:15-3 PM: Make a Lightsaber, Grades 3+

3-4:30 PM: Doctor Who Party, Grades 5-8