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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.

Monthly Flyers

Click here to view the September Children’s Flyer

Weekly Storytimes

Click here to check our Storytime schedule!

August Programs

8/1-8/31, DIY, Math Games
Brush up on your skills with fun and challenging math games in the Children’s Room.

Saturday, 8/23, 1:30-4 PM, Lego Display Show and Movie, 4-10 years
Bring your favorite Lego creation to the Library and see what other kids have designed in our Lego Display Show. Stay to watch an “awesome” movie with your fellow Lego fans. For ages 4-10.

Thursday, 8/28, 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.

September Programs

Wednesday, 9/10, 10 AM, Grandparents’ Story Time, Birth-6 years
Grandparents (and grandparent figures) are invited to bring the children in their lives to Grandparent Story Time. We’ll be sharing books and songs that celebrate grandparents and the role they play in our lives. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, 9/20, 2-3 PM, Pirate Party, 4-8 Years
Ahoy Matey! Join us for a pirate worthy adventure featuring stories, crafts, games and more. Don’t miss it or you might have to walk the plank! Advanced registration is required.

Thursday, 9/25, 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, 9/27, LEGO Club, 2 PM (Grades K-2), 3 PM (Grades 3-5)
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.

Sunday, 9/28, 2-3 PM, RFPL’s Apple-licious Afternoon, ages 10-Adult
Patrons ages 10 through adult are invited to the RFPL to make fabulous caramel apples. Come sample a variety of tasty apples.  Then select some to dip in caramel, decorate and take home.  Space is limited, and sign-up is encouraged.