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Everyone age 2 and over is required to wear a mask while in the Library.

The Library announces its summer experience Curious By Nature. This summer is about celebrating nature and the world around us. We have created an assortment of events and activities including a reading incentive program for kids ages 0 to middle grades.

Summer Events


Reading Incentive Program

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Pick up a game board at the Library or download one below or sign up online.

Kids (Online Board or Paper Board)

Middle Grades (Online Board or Paper Board)

Please sign up  at or through the free Beanstack tracker app (android and iOS). If you would like to track your reading progress on paper, please see the game boards for various ages below.

Mark a space for every day your child reads, is read to, or completes a challenge. Each board game lists examples of possible eligible activities, but feel free to scope out the online program for even more ideas. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at or 708-689-6126.

Summer Reading Recommendations

Here are some of our recommendations for great reads this summer. You can click on the link to place a hold and pick up the book at the Library. Or you can call to have us pull the book for you.

Adult Books

Young Adult Books


DIY Seed Bombs

Sustainability Guide (coming soon)

Birdwatching Resource Guide (coming soon)


If you have questions about anything, we are happy to help! Give us a call at 708-366-7171, email us at, or send a Facebook message on our page @forestparkreads.

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