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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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Learn About Juneteenth

Juneteenth honors the legal end of slavery rather than a political strategy like that which inspired the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The original intent of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was to preserve the Union and weaken the South—rather than take…

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You Are Here: the FPPL Summer Experience

The Library announces its summer experience YOU ARE HERE. This summer is about celebrating all the ways we can be together in spirit even while we are apart. This summer's challenge focuses on self-care, mindfulness, community, and getting active. We…

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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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Food for Fines

From September 15 through September 23, celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month by wiping your fines clean and giving back to the community! The food will be used to stock our Little Free Pantry as well as the Forest Park…

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Forest Park Reads

The library will be hitting the streets of Forest Park for the second edition of Forest Park Reads. Library staff members will be around the village handing out great books. Find out where we will be by following us on our…

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