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Friday April 24th at 1 PM



Park Forest Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

A position on the Park Forest Library Board of Trustees is now vacant until the next election, which will be held in April 2017. The vacancy can be filled until that time by appointment by the Park Forest Library Board. Park Forest residents interested in applying for this Library Board Trustee vacancy may do so by submitting a letter to the Park Forest Public Library Board, c/o Park Forest Library, no later than May 15, 2015. The letter should include a description of the applicant’s background and experience, a short history of the applicant’s community involvement and a statement explaining why the applicant is interested in serving on the Library Board. The Library Board normally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For further information, please contact Peg Donohue at 708-748-0208 or


Hoopla Digital


Park Forest Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile, with the Hoopla Digital app, and online by clicking here. All you need is a valid library card! For questions and concerns respond to this email, give us a call or visit us today.


New Library Catalog

it has arrived!

If you enjoy searching the library catalog to find materials, you'll soon have a lot more to like. The new catalog has gone live and is part of SWAN's switch to a new software system. In addition to the great services you enjoy through SWAN, look for these new features:

  • You can choose to receive notifications via text.
  • Your account will now display downloadable items as well as physical items you have checked out.
  • As you search the catalog, information from our research databases will display with no need to search them separately.
  • Search once and find your library's print and downloadable digital materials. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks can be checked out and downloaded directly from the catalog, without a separate log-in.
  • The catalog will be easier to search with auto-correct, search suggestions, and recommended titles. Results will resemble Google and other popular search engines.
  • All PIN numbers will be changed to the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN after your first log in.


Freegal Music: Now Streaming

In addition to three free downloads, every week you can now stream three hours of any music on Freegal to your computer or through the Freegal app. All you need is your library card and PIN number.
It's fast, it's easy, and it's FREE!


Axis 360 eRead Illinois

The library is expanding our e-book collection through Axis 360 and the eRead Illinois Program. We will now offer two possibilities for checking out e-books and audio books: Axis 360 and Media on Demand.

  • Visit the Axis 360 catalog to browse our collection.
  • Install the free software or mobile app and download to
    a tablet, home computer, or smart phone.

Visit our eBooks page for more information including
instructional handouts for your device.

Click for our mobile site




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April 24th

DIY - Do it Yourself

3:30 PM

kids' zone

April 25th

Library Open

10 AM - 5 PM

April 26th

Library Open

1 PM - 5 PM

April 27th


11 AM

kids' zone