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

Hot Weather Supply Drive

The Hot Weather Drive will run from June 1-30. Summer weather can be especially hard on people experiencing housing instability. The Forest Park Public Library provides resources including toiletry supplies and food through the Comfort Cabinet and Little Free Pantry.…

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Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month occurs worldwide, usually in July. It originated in the United States to commemorate the passing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990. According the Pew Center for Research, 42.5 million Americans living with disabilities representing…

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Craft Supply Swap

Join us for a craft supply swap on Sunday, March 17 from 2-4 pm! Sign up Have craft supplies you no longer need? Looking for some new supplies for a project? Join the Library for a craft supply swap!  Drop off…

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College Basketball Bracket

Excited for the College Basketball Tournaments? Fill out a bracket for both the men’s and women’s tournament for a chance to win!  Each winner will receive four tickets to see the Chicago Sky. Pickup or download a bracket starting Monday,…

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Eyeglasses Recycling Drive

February is Low Vision Awareness Month! The Forest Park Public Library in partnership with the Oak Park-River Forest Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses to be repurposed for those in need or recycled. You can drop off glasses (including…

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Show Your Library Card, Get a Zoo Pass

Beginning December 8, the Library is holding a special incentive for Forest Park Public Library cardholders. Stop by the Library anytime during open hours and show your valid Forest Park Public Library card to a staff member at the Info…

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Month

Indigenous Peoples’ Month is celebrated each November. During the month, it’s a time to honor the stories, traditions and culture of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities. This month and every month, we celebrate the culture…

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Freedom to Read Rally

In 1953, the American Library Association (ALA) came together with literary leaders around the United States to condemn attacks on free expression by creating the Freedom to Read Statement. The statement begins with: “The freedom to read is essential to…

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Banned Books Week

Celebrate your right to read during Banned Books Week (October 1-7) with a fun day at the Library! On Sunday, October 1 we invite the community to come together for a rally. Stop by beginning 2 pm to make signs,…

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