From the Director

Aug 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Library Information

Dear Library Community:

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf our patrons, our trustees and our staff, to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Friends of the Library. Thank you for all that you have done for the River Forest community through the years.

For over 50 years, the River Forest Public Library has benefitted from the hard work and generous spirit of our Friends of the Library. With Mary Liebner at the helm, revenue from the Friends’ annual book sale became the financial mainstay of our Summer Reading program, supported innumerable successful Library programs, and encouraged professional development opportunities for staff through the Faye Divine Grant.

Recently however, the Board of the Friends of the River Forest Public Library decided to dissolve the Friends. The Friends are making a generous donation in honor of George Parry to The River Forest Public Library Foundation. They will place the remaining funds in the Dr. Edwin and Mary Liebner Endowment Fund that is held at the Oak Park -River  Forest Community Foundation. All future donations to the Library can be directed to either of these funds.

We also say a grateful goodbye to Genie Halloran who served as Library trustee for 8 years.  Mrs. Halloran oversaw three Strategic Plans, a reorganization of Library Policies, and was a beacon of encouragement and support to our staff. We thank you for your hard work, insight and guidance Genie. We will miss you!


Yours in Library Love,

Sophia Anastos

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