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Ribbons in the Sky

In celebration of Juneteenth, we invite you to participate in "Ribbons in the Sky," an interactive public art project from June 12-20. Read the accountability pledge below from Forest Park Against Racism, take a ribbon, and sign your name. Then,…

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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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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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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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National Racial Day of Healing

Today we honor the National Day of Racial Healing to forward collective action to create a more equitable world. The National Day of Racial Healing was created in 2017 by more than 500 leaders around the United States.  There have…

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MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a nation of equality and justice for all, and encouraged everyone. In his honor, please consider making Monday, January 18 a day of service to your community.MLK Day of Service is celebrated around…

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2020 Year in Review

Read the Forest Park Public Library's 2020 Year in Review. Learn about how we served the community this year as well as our Top Moments and circulations statistics.

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Forest Park Gives Back

It has been a challenging year. But during these times, we have seen how strong out community is. This is a list of some of the great organizations doing important work in Forest Park and the surrounding communities. If you…

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Feeling Stressed?

Raise your hand if you are feeling stressed? There is a lot going on in the world right now and it might be taking a toll on you and your family. Here are some basic ideas and resources to help…

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Your Library is Here for You!

  What a year 2020 has turned out to be. We had hoped that after a season of challenging renovations we would open our doors wide and welcome the community into our new library spaces. Unfortunately, we too have had…

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