Preserving the Past...
Preparing for the Future
The RFPL Foundation helps ensure the on-going vitality of the River Forest Public Library. Without additional funds beyond property taxes, it is challenging for our excellent RFPL staff to deliver high quality Library services and maintain our beautiful historic building in the face of ever-increasing costs.
Generous gifts to the RFPL Foundation have enabled the Library to:
You may honor a loved one, library lover, or community member with a tribute gift recognizing their impact on your life. Give online at or by check payable to RFPL Foundation. Contact us for information on donating securities or making a bequest.
Your gift will help preserve our historic building and continue our services and programs while preparing for future needs. By giving, you help ensure a vibrant Library at the heart of our community for years to come.
We are fortunate to have an excellent Library. More than 75% of River Forest residents hold RFPL library cards and many more people utilize its services. The Library receives less than $0.02 of every property tax dollar—operating on a significantly smaller budget than comparable libraries in our area.
YOUR GIFT TODAY IS WORTH TWICE AS MUCH
Your gift before December 31, 2021 will go twice as far thanks to a donor who has pledged a matching gift of up to $30,000. Give online or by check payable to RFPL Foundation.