Juneteenth Week: Senior Bundle Giveaway

- Pick-up available on June 22 @ 11:00am.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Park Forest Public Library with a special giveaway for seniors. Participants who register will receive a bundle full of surprises dedicated to celebrating and understanding Juneteenth. Registration for this event is required! For more information, please contact Katherine at (708) 748-3731

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.


Please keep in mind that if you do not register online or speak to an employee to register directly, you are not guaranteed a spot for programs/events. 

Registration will open on June 1.