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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.

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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.

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From the Director

“Your Journey Starts Here”
Having been identified as a “Learning Library” we are delighted that this motto not only inspires you, our lovely patrons, but also our own staff. Read on…

Pirate Party

Saturday, 9/20, 2-3 PM
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! For ages 4-8 years with parent/caregiver. Advanced registration is required.

Dr. Who Trivia

Thursday, 9/25, 4-5 PM
Kids in grades 6-10! Test how well you know your Doctor Who with a fun-filled trivia game. Come with a team or we’ll match you with other teens to play. Whotastic treats will be served and prizes awarded. Allons-y!

RFPL’s Apple-licious Afternoon

Sunday, 9/28, 2-3 PM
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 registration is encouraged.

Museum Adventure Pass

Stop by the library to check out a pass to local area attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Lego Land and more, with your library card! Learn more at