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Programs for Children

View the Online Library Program Calendar to find out more about upcoming events. You can view program descriptions, sort by audience and age, and sign up online for programs that require registration.

The River Forest Public Library offers targeted programs to meet community needs and interests as identified in our Strategic Plan. In planning and carrying out its sponsored programs, the Library aspires to meet the standards set forth in the Library Bill of Rights. The Library also recognizes that the resources available for the sponsorship of programs are limited and the selection, planning and implementation of Library sponsored programs ultimately rests in the discretion of the Library’s professional staff.

The library reserves the right to restrict program attendance. Programs may be cancelled, in advance or the day of, if minimum attendance is not met or due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Story Times

Tuesdays, 3/3-3/17, 10-11 AM, Mother Goose Café, Birth-18 months

Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. For kids birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.

Thursdays, 3/5-3/19, 10 AM, Toddler Time, 18 months-3 years

Join us for stories, music, and movement. For kids 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.

Fridays, 3/6-3/20, 9:30 AM, Family Story Time @ Whole Foods Market, Birth-6 years

Story time for kids ages birth-6 with a parent/caregiver.**Note: program is held at Whole Foods Market River Forest, 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305, 708-366-1045.**

Monday, 3/16, 6:30 PM, PJ Story Time, 2-7 Years

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver.

March Programs

Monday, 3/2, 9-11 AM, Morning PJ Party and Book Character Scavenger Hunt

Wake up and come straight to the Children’s Room for a morning pajama party! You’ll be warm and cozy as you hunt for your favorite book characters, enjoy breakfast treats, and cuddle up for some quality reading time. Drop in any time between 9-11 AM for the fun.

Monday, 3/2, 7 PM, Pajama Night, Independent Readers Grades K-4

Party in your pajamas! Wear your PJs, bring your pillow and book (or get one at the Library), and hang out in the Children’s Room while you eat cookies and read.

Saturdays, 3/7, 9:30-11:30 AM, Donuts for Dads

Join us for this family friendly drop in program. We’ll have crafts, books and board games out for you to enjoy along with breakfast treats from Blue Max Coffee. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome.

Sunday, 3/15, 2-3 PM, A Royal Gathering, Ages 3-8

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Princes and princesses, queens and kings, all are invited to a royal gathering at the Library Kingdom. There will be activities, games, crafts, and a special treat. Your castle awaits. Advanced registration is required.

Thursday, 3/26, 10 AM, Movers and Shakers, Birth-6 years

Join My Gym’s Miss Debbie at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! For kids birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver.

Saturday, 3/28, LEGO Club, 2 PM, Grades K-5

LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

Monday, 3/30, 10 AM-5 PM, Puppet Party

Stop by to create your own puppets and put on a spontaneous puppet show in the Children’s Room. Supplies will be provided.

Tuesday, 3/31, 10 AM-5 PM, Games Galore

Challenge a friend or sibling to a fun board game. Games will be available all day in the Children’s Room.


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