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We will move into the Essential Service model on Wednesday, November 18 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges and information changes quickly. The Library is working hard to continue providing as many services as possible while providing a safe environment for the community and staff.

This hub provides information on 4 possible service models the Library might offer depending on federal and state mandates as well as decisions made by the Board of Trustees.

As always, the Library is here to support the community. If you have questions or comments, please email or call 708-366-7171.

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Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 11 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday: 1 – 4 pm


Limited In-Person Service

In this service model, the Library building is open for limited services including browsing and check out, 30 minute computer sessions, vestibule pick up service, printer/copier, and basic assistance.

  • Patrons are asked to limit their visit to 30 minutes or less.
  • A limited number of patrons are allowed in the building at a time. Depending on the demand, you may have to wait to enter the Library.
  • No one under the age of 12 will be able to enter the Library without a parent, guardian, or responsible caretaker.
  • Patrons are asked to wear masks at all times in the Library and keep a social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • Patrons will continue to be assisted by phone, email, and via virtual appointment.
  • All events will be held online.

More information here


Essential Service 

In this service model, the Library building will be closed to patrons except for limited computer sessions and Vestibule Pick Up Service. Virtual services and events will be available.


Vestibule Pick Up Service

In this service model, the Library will be open for pick up of library materials in the vestibule only. Patrons can put a hold on items online or by phone. When the items are pulled or received from another library, you will be contacted by your designated notification (text, phone, or email). Once you receive a notification, the item(s) will be on hold for 7 days.


Virtual Service

In this service model, the Library will be closed for all in person services. Virtual services including events, library cards, tech assistance, and questions are all available online.

Services Always Available

Virtual Events

Streaming/Downloadable Materials

Book Drop is Open

Little Free Pantry

Virtual Library Cards

Online Learning

WiFi is available 24/7 outside of the Library building

Online Assistance (Reference, Resource help, Recommendations, etc.)

Social Work Assistance

Community Resources

Village Information

COVID-19 Info

Call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at 800-889-3931 or email

State of Illinois COVID Response 

Center for Disease Control

Village of Forest Park