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Participate in a Library Focus Group

The Library needs your help! The Forest Park Public Library is continuously working to achieve the highest level of professionalism and efficiency in the delivery of programs and services to the community. As part of that commitment, we are currently…

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Library Update 2020

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE INTERACTIVE POST 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…

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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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Paul Robeson Archive Donated to Library

The Forest Park Public Library received a donation of items celebrating Paul Robeson, the Black artist, performer, activist, lawyer, and football player.  Robeson was born in 1898 and lived a fascinating life both here in America, and abroad.  During his…

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Our Recommendations for National Video Game Day

As National Video Game Day, September 12, approaches us fast, I would like to highlight some awesome games that we have here at your local library.   If you’re into role-playing games aka rpgs, then games like Devil May Cry 5…

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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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How to Support Your Community

The world can seem overwhelming right now. But everyone can take small steps to support our community and make it better. Check out some ideas below to become a more informed citizen and help Forest Park. Support the new community…

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Family Resources

Ideas to Keep Your Family Entertained Inside the House Although books, ebooks, and audiobooks can't be beat, you may be feeling restless. Here are some ideas to get you started. Most of these can be adaptable to a wide-range of…

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A statement from the Forest Park Public Library

To Our Forest Park Community, We, at the Forest Park Library are saddened, heartbroken, and impassioned by the events surrounding our local and global communities. As a community, we stand with our staff, neighbors, and community partners in unity and…

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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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