Reads, recommendations and updates from the River Forest Public Library Children's Room Staff.

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This Week’s Special Programs 08/30 – 09/05

Although there are no special programs this week, don’t forget about our weekly story times. Join us this coming week of Sunday, August 30th through Saturday, September 5th for the following story times.

IMG_2404Tuesday, September 1st, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Mother Goose Café
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. For kids birth-18 months with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

Thursday, September 3rd, 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Toddler Time
Join us for stories, music, and movement. For kids 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.


Friday, September 4th, 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Family Story Time @ Whole Foods Market
Story time for kids ages birth-6 with a parent/caregiver.**Note: program is held at Whole Foods Market River Forest, 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305, 708-366-1045.** No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Program Highlights – Messy Art Day

We had a great turnout for Messy Art Day last Friday!

The kids had a great time with play-doughfinger-painting, chalk, and color mixing and ooblek science experiments. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us and made the day extra fun!

September has another fun program in store for young children! Join us for Parachute Play on Thursday, September 24th, 10:00 am – 10:30 am. This program is for ages 2-5.








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This Week’s Special Programs 08/23 – 08/29

Join us this coming week of Sunday, August 23rd through Saturday, August 29th for the following special

Monday, August 24th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Book Bonanza: Funny Books
Learn about new books, play a fun game, and enjoy yummy snacks in the Children’s Room. This month’s theme is: Funny Books. For independent readers. No registration required.

Tuesday, August 25th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Kindermusik with Miss Pat
Miss Pat shares songs and more in this fun Kindermusik program. Ages 1-3. Registration required, to register click here.

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Thursday, August 27th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Movers and Shakers
Join My Gym’s Miss Debbie at the Library for fun movement activities using puppets, bubbles, and more! For kids birth-6 years old with parent/caregiver. No registration required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Orville Wright’s Birthday!

Orville Wright (born August 19, 1871) was the first person to successfully fly an airplane. In honor of his accomplishments August 19th is recognized as National Aviation Day. His first flight took place at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17th, 1903. That’s more than a hundred years ago!

To learn more about the Wright brothers and aviation you can check out:

A biography about the Wright brothers














A non-fiction book about aviation, flying or airplanes


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This Week’s Special Programs 08/16 – 08/22

Join us this coming week of Sunday, August 16th through Saturday, August 22nd for the following special

Wednesday, August 19th, 1o:00 am – 3:00 pm – DIY School SuppliesDIY School Supplies 8
Get ready for school! Stop by the Children’s Room to assemble some great DIY school supplies for your first day back. Children of all ages and caregivers. No registration required.

Friday, August 21st, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Messy Art Day
Drop in and make fun (and messy) artistic creations at the Library. This program will be held outside weather permitting. Ages 2 +. No registration required.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – LEGO Club
LEGO fans are invited to register each month and join us for LEGO Club. Participants will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. For kids in Grades K-4. Registration required, to register click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Back to School Reads

Get ready for the first day of school by reading a book about school!
Don’t be shy, ask for help, we’ll be happy to help you find the right book!

I Love School!iloveschool
by Philemon Sturges
Picture Book
A brother and sister describe the things they love to do during their day at kindergarten.


School Rules!pinkalicious
by Victoria Kann
Grades 1-2
When Pinkalicious brings her imaginary unicorn, Goldie, to school and teaches him the rules, he helps her and the other students to become better friends.
Find it yourself: J LEV 1 READER KANN



Back to School, Mallorybacktoschoolmallory
by Laurie B. Friedman
Grades 2-4
After moving, eight-year-old Mallory struggles with being new at school, especially because her mother is now the music teacher and director of the third grade play.
Find it yourself: J FICTION FRIEDMAN


Spy Schoolspyschool
by Stuart Gibbs
Grades 3-6
Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA’s highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school.
Find it yourself: J FICTION GIBBS

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This Week’s Special Programs 08/09 – 08/15

Join us this coming week of Sunday, August 9th through Saturday, August 15th for the following special

Monday, August 10th, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – PJ Story Time
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! For ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver. No registration required.


Thursday, August 13th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm or 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Minecraft Madness
Calling all Minecraft builders, warriors, and fans! Head to RFPL for Minecraft-inspired activities, snacks, and to compete on challenges. Participants must have a River Forest library card that is in good standing to register. Both sessions are the same, so please just sign up for one time slot. Grades 4-7. Registration required, to register please come in to the library. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


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