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Forest Park Public Library Welcomes New Director

  The Forest Park Public Library (FPPL) Board of Trustees is excited to announce that Vicki Rakowski will serve as the next Library Director beginning January 23rd!  Rakowski brings nearly 15 years of experience in public libraries, and joins FPPL…

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Library Director Leaving in October

After six years, Forest Park Public Library Director Pilar Shaker will be stepping down from her role on October 28. During her time at FPPL, Pilar has seen the Library through many changes including a major renovation as well as…

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Patio Project

After some delay, the Forest Park Public Library patio project will happen the first week in August. During our renovation project in 2019/2020, we were not able to take on all the projects we wanted, including a patio on the…

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Library Service Update

We are open to the public every day. Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm Friday: 9 am - 6 pm Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm On February 28, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of…

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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

There’s nothing more empowering than a library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, libraries provide people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions. How much money can you save?  Visit our Library Value…

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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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Digital Magazines Move to Libby App

The Forest Park Public Library will be moving the digital magazine collection from RBdigital to the Libby app on February 3. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great digital magazines you loved…

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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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Library Works to Make Collection Inclusive

The Forest Park Public Library (FPPL) has been a part of the community since 1916. Over the last 104 years, our offerings have evolved and changed, but the mission has stayed the same. We are here to serve our community…

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Storytime Hotline

The Library now offers a screen-free option for families who miss storytimes!   Call the Storytime Hotline to hear a message and a rhyme or song from one of our storytime presenters. We will update the line with a new message…

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