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Learning Circles

The library is excited to introduce a new way to learn. Learning Circles are a great way to explore technology and share your knowledge. Each month, participants will gather for group sharing and practice. This is not a formal class.…

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Library Renovation Completed On Schedule

The Forest Park Public Library completed its renovation project in late January 2020. "We are extremely proud to welcome the community to their new library," said Pilar Shaker, Library Director. "We worked hard to create a space that serves the…

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Apply for a Temporary Library Card

The library is closed but that doesn't mean you can't get a library card or renew your old library card. (Library cards expiring between January 2020 and June 30, 2020 will automatically be renewed until June 30, 2023.) To get…

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2019 Year in Review

See the top checked out items here.  Questions or comments? Let us know at askus@fppl.org. Download a copy of the 2019 Year in Review Here.

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Hoopla Digital Update

As part of our continued commitment to access, confidentiality, privacy, and service, we wanted to inform you of some upcoming changes to hoopla digital’s user authentication policies. As you may be aware, Forest Park Public Library provides access to over…

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The Giving Tree

Help give back this holiday season by clearing a kid's or teen's library card. We randomly selected kids and teens with library card fines and fees to participate. Each selected patron is displayed anonymously on the virtual Giving Tree. See…

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Faxing Service Alternatives

Faxing will be unavailable during Phase 2 of the renovation. This should begin at the end of October. (Stay up-to-date on the renovation by following the library on Facebook.) We need a specific type of phone line to fax. Unfortunately,…

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Library Renovation Begins in September

The library renovation is set to begin in September. During Phase 1, the lower level of the library will be unavailable for the public as well as staff. All service areas and collections will be inaccessible. Certain services will be…

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FPPL Wins $50,000 Construction Grant

The Forest Park Public Library was awarded a $50,000 Live and Learn Construction Grant from the Illinois State Library. The grant will assist with the upcoming renovation slated to in the fall. “We are honored to have been awarded this…

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Forest Park Public Library to Offer Social Work Services

Beginning in January, the Forest Park Public Library will begin hosting two interns from the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. “The public library is a unique place because everyone is welcome no matter what their economic status, gender,…

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