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Library App Discontinued

The vendors that work with the Library's consortium to develop and support the SWAN Libraries App have unexpectedly disabled the app. We're working to get a new app up and running in the new year, but in the meantime, you…

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What does it mean to be an American? 

There are many answers to that question, and my opinion is one of many. However, it’s very much tied to my profession as a librarian: Americans desire the freedom to think and do what they feel is right in their…

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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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Proviso Township Library Treasure Hunt

During the month of September, the libraries in the Proviso Township are putting on a challenge for patrons to visit all the libraries in our township and are entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! The goal of this…

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FPPL Finance Committee Volunteer Needed

The Forest Park Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for a Forest Park resident to serve on our Finance Committee. This volunteer position is a year-long commitment with potential for re-appointment. It's a great way to learn more about…

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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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