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Forest Park Public Library Goes Fine Free on May 4

The Forest Park Public Library Board of Trustees and staff announce a new policy to eliminate Library fines beginning on May 4.  This new policy aims to decrease unnecessary punitive actions that keep Forest Parkers from using the Library and…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During the month of May, the Library celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We will recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans by sharing books for all ages through out the month. We…

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Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is when enslaved African Americans of Galveston, Texas learned they were free. The news erupted into a history-making celebration known as “Juneteenth.” The formerly enslaved African Americans rejoiced and declared that day “Freedom Day,” “Emancipation Day,”…

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Pride 2021

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a commemoration of the New York City Stonewall riots in 1969. To celebrate Pride Month, we have assembled a list of resources, book and movie recommendations, events, and activities.…

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Women’s History Month Reading Challenge

March is Women’s History Month. Help us celebrate the women writers we admire who have touched our lives, changed our perspectives, and entertained us with their stories! For the entire month of March, the Forest Park Public Library is collecting…

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FPPL Chalk Art Contest

Announcing the Forest Park Chalk Art Contest! We are inviting everyone to create a work of chalk art and submit it between August 14-23. All submissions will be entered into a drawing to win a prize pack. Show off your…

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Curious By Nature: the FPPL Summer Experience

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…

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May Library Update

In late April, Governor Pritzker extended the Illinois stay-at-home order through the end of May. To support this effort to keep our community safe, the library building will continue to remain closed at this time. This is hard news. We…

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FPPL Continues to Serve Community Virtually

While the Library building is closed, Library staff members are still hard at work. From maintaining the building to creating online storytimes, we are constantly thinking about how to best serve Forest Park during these difficult times. Check out some…

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Celebrate Earth Day

The first Earth Day happened on April 22, 1970 when 20 million Americans participated in protests, festivals, and rallies. This day launched the modern environmental movement and lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Fifty years later, the…

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