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    Read the latest issues of dozens of popular magazines curled up with your mobile device or on your computer!   We’ve just added new titles. Check out The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Vogue, The Atlantic, Bon Appetite, Forbes, People, Real Simple, Week and many more!  All you need is your RFPL card! It’s fast, free, and easy. Click here to started.  Or, click here for some helpful tips.  If you have questions or need assistance, just ask a librarian!

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

From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Bookmyne App

BookMyneThe SWAN catalog now has a mobile app! Search the App Store or Google Play Store for BookMyne and start accessing the library catalog on the go. Get started with Bookmyne here.

My Weird School Party

Monday, 2/15, 2 PM

Come have a wacky good time as we celebrate the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman with crafts, games, and activities based on this fun book series. For children in grades 1-4. Advanced registration required. 

Donuts for Dads

Saturdays 2/20 – 3/5, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

Grab Dad and join us at the Library for crafts, books, and board games as well as tasty breakfast treats and coffee from Blue Max. At 10:30 we’ll all head upstairs for a fun story time by the fireplace. Moms, grandparents, and caregivers also welcome to attend with the children in their lives.

Talking Intelligently About Art

Saturday, 2/20, 2 PM

Are you a fan of art but uncertain how to talk about it? Do you want to understand more about a painting or sculpture than what the label on the wall tells you about it? In this lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur offers an introduction to the appreciation of art.

221B Baker Street Mystery Party

Sunday 2/21, 2PM

Kids grades 5-8 come to the RFPL for an afternoon of clues, sleuthing, and fun. You’ll question suspects, examine evidence, and attempt to solve the mystery. We’ll have prizes and treats, so you will not want to miss this special event!