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The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27.

The library will be closed until further notice. See the Library Statement here. Stay up-to-date with Library information on this page or our Facebook page.


In an effort to ensure full compliance with Governor Pritzker’s Shelter in Place Order, and to do our part to minimize exposure to COVID -19, the Forest Park Public Library building will be closed until further notice. All previously scheduled programs and activities have been cancelled. As this is a fluid situation, we will be reevaluating as new information becomes available. We will keep our patrons and community members informed as access to our services evolves.

Can I contact the Library?

While the Library building is closed, Library staff is available to assist the community. Call us at 708-366-7171, email us at, or message us on Facebook

How can the Library help me right now?

The Library building is closed, but Library staff is working at home to continue to help the community. We are providing phone and email assistance, creating virtual programming, putting together resource guides, and more. Follow us on Facebook to see what we are offering virtually. 

Can I return books and other materials?

All due dates have been extended to June 3. Please keep your materials and continue to enjoy them. 

Will I have fines on overdue books?

No! All due dates have been extended so you will not accrue any fines.

Can I pick up my holds?

Holds will not be available to pick up until the building reopens. Once the building reopens, patrons will have seven days to pick up the items. 

Can I get a library card?

Yes! The Library is offering virtual cards for Forest Park residents. The virtual card will give you full access to all our online content and resources. When the building reopens, you will be able to pick up a physical card to continue using. Go to to get your card. 

My library card has expired. Can I get it renewed?

Yes! Please email us at

What kind of streaming and downloadable content does the Library offer?

The Library offers thousands of ebooks, streaming audiobooks, movies, tv shows, magazines, and music through our subscription platforms. All content is free. All you need is a library card. Go to 

How do I access online resources?

The Library offers a variety of online resources for learning and research including,, Consumer Reports, and many others. Go to 

What do you have to offer for kids right now?

The Library has many resources to offer family and kids including the Spring Challenge, Family Activity Resource Guide, streaming movies, ebooks and audiobooks, streaming tv shows, and virtual storytimes

My teen needs volunteer hours. Can the Library help?

Yes! We are offering at home service hours. Find out more here. Teens can reach out to the YA staff at or text 708-365-8336. 

How do I stay up-to-date with the Library?

You can follow the Library on Facebook or Instagram. You can also sign up for the Library’s e-newsletter

Are you offering any programs or events?

Yes! The Library recently introduced a new platform called FPPL TV, which houses the virtual content created by staff. Go to Also check Facebook events and our online calendar for other events. 

When will the Library reopen or offer curbside pick up?

This is an evolving situation. See our most recent update and stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook or the Library e-newsletter





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