We are open

Appointments are no longer necessary.

Want Curbside Pickup in the West parking lot? 
(Estamos abierta-todavía ofrecemos Entrega En La Acera)

6800 W. 43rd St.
Stickney, IL 60402


Main Phone

Building Hours
Mon - Th... 9am - 7pm
Fr - Sa... 9am - 5pm
Su... closed

more info

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Your Library Online

[image - Card Catalog button - Find materials in SWAN System, Maintain your account, Pay fines, & more! SirsiDynix Enterprise Search and Discovery - Requires card number & PIN]

[button - eBooks eAudiobooks Movies Music Comics TV - Hoopla - Requires card number and PIN)

[image - eBooks & eAudiobooks through Overdrive & MediaonDemand - Requires card number & PIN]]

[image - More eBooks & media through Biblioboard - Optional: Create profile]

[button - Share your writing through Inkie.org - Requires profile creation]

[image - Resumes made easy through Cypress Resume - Requires card number]

[image - Learn a language through Transparent Language Online - Requires card number]

[image - Take a class, Universal Class - Requires card number]

Mobile Printing 
Servicio de impresión móvil

Upload a print job.

Currently supported files include: .pdf, .jpg, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .html, .txt, .rtf, .pub, and more.

[image - portable media player]To print an email, send to:
for black-and-white printing (10¢ per page) or:
for color printing (50¢ per page)

Our recently upgraded coin towers also let you pay with a credit card now.
Se puede pagar con tarjeta de credito.

Call 708-749-1050 x120 with any questions.


Take Home Tech
Emerging Technology Devices!

From business professionals to seniors, Take Home Tech is a collection of technology devices, from tablets to streaming devices and from everyday use devices to trending and emerging technologies that you can borrow with your SFVPLD card! 
Items in this collection include:
- Digital Magnifier
- Hotspots
- Instant Pot
- Portable DVD Player
- Roku Streaming Device*
- Smartbooks
To learn more, click here.


Upcoming Events & Programs
(See our Calendar for more!) 
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Book Clubs

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Check the calendar for Kids Book Clubs:
On Facebook:
Kids-Can-Cook! Cookbook Club 
On Zoom:
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club 

You can email youthdepartment@sfvpld.org if you have any questions. 

[image - logo for 43rd Street Book Club]43rd Street Book Club
for adults

The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig
Monday, 5/24 at 6pm in person

Between life and death there is a library with books that show different versions of your life.  See how things could be if you had made other choices. We will meet outside in the library's west garden.  (In case of rain, we will meet on Zoom bit.ly/43rdMidLib)

Email: reppes@sfvpld.org
or call 708-749-1050 x120



[image - illustration of various fantastical perils at sea]Virtual Escape Room
Sea Survival, Choose Your Own Adventure
Free virtual escape room for all ages!

[button - Enter to escape!]

New Online Database
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[image - Get making with Creativebug]Creativebug has more than 1,000 online video-based art and craft classes led by expert instructors. Classes cover a variety of areas, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, paper crafts and more! Free crochet and knitting patterns are available for download as well. 

Getting Started
Step 1: Click here: CREATIVEBUG
Step 2: Enter number on your SFV library card 
Step 3: Create a free account
Once you create an account, just click “See Latest Classes Here” to go to the Creativebug homepage. Now you can browse the latest classes or search for classes by category. The videos vary in length but are all lead by instructors who are experts in these different arts and crafts areas. With each video, the instructor will show you how to do a type of project. They include a list of all the materials that are needed so you can get all of the materials and follow along.

Questions? Stop by the Reference Desk, call us at 708-749-1050, or email us at reference@sfvpld.org


Senior Crossword Club
Every second and fourth Monday of the month at 12:30 pm

For ages 55+.
Senior Crossword Club is moving to Mondays. Do you like crossword puzzles? Want to keep your brain stimulated? Want to  socialize with some peers? Join us online and help solve a puzzle with others. We will email the clues to all registered participants. You help come up with the answers.

This program is for seniors ages 55 and up. 

Every second and fourth Monday of the month at 12:30 on Zoom.



Chair Yoga for Seniors
Every Thursday of the month from 2-3pm
on Zoom
Register HERE

No prior Yoga experience required. Certified yoga instructor Ann Rinderer will lead you in a series of simple movements to strengthen and streth your whole body while comfortably seated in a chair.  
This class is made possible by a grant from AgeOptions. 


Wits Workout
The second and fourth Saturdays of the month
from 2 - 3pm
via Zoom
[image - Wits Workout logo on a device's screen]This program will be conducted online using Zoom videoconferencing. Register in advance with this link.

For ages 55+.
On every second and fourth Saturday we offer Wits Workouts, peer-reviewed brain health activities designed to engage you intellectually in a fun, social setting.

Based on research that intellectual challenge and social connectedness are two of several factors that contribute to brain health throughout life, Wits Workout has two main goals—to provide purposeful opportunities for older adults to engage intellectually, and to increase their socialization through ongoing group participation.
You do not need to attend every session, but we hope you can come to as many as possible.


Hoopla Digital Now Available
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Hoopla Digital is now available for
Stickney-Forest View Public Library card holders.

Register for a free Hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com or use the Hoopla mobile app on your iOS, Android, or Kindle device. You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and enter your library card number and PIN. (If you never changed your PIN it should be the last four digits of your phone number. If that doesn't work you can reset your PIN by using the Library's online catalog).

You will be able to check out 8 items per month. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla's content.

If you do not currently have a library card, you can request a temporary card to give you access to all our online materials. To request a temporary card, email circulation@sfvpld.org or fill out this online form.

For more information about Hoopla Digital here is the online tutorial.


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Here are some past virtual events we recently hosted. Follow "Stickney-Forest View Public Library" and "SFVPLD YS and Teen" on YouTube for more! Enjoy!


Sonia's Book Talk: Best of 2020 

Intro to Astrology

ICU Care in the Time of COVID-19: One Nurse's Story

Veterans History Project: Robert Poorman

Illinois Underground Railroad
Washcloth Friends
A crafty DIY for kids with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Verna.

Origami Shorts: Bunny
Make an origami bunny with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Geralyn.

Readers Theater: Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
Youth Services staff reads a book together.

Book Talks for El Deafo by Cece Bell & Rollergirl by Victoria Jamieson
Youth Services Assistant, Mr. Adam discusses two books.

2020 Biography Fair (aka History Fair)
Some young patrons present their projects.

DIY Bathtub Paints
Make your own bathtub paints using soap, cornstarch, and food coloring with Head of Youth Services, Miss Danielle.


Sign-Up for a Free
Temporary Library Card!
Access digital resources and materials from home

The Library's building may be closed, but our online library is always open, even during a quarantine! Click here to apply for a free temporary card now*.
  • Stream movies (new!)
  • Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Access news databases
  • Use our resume builder
  • Take a class (non-credit)
  • ...and more!
Temporary cards will expire when the Library re-opens. Fill out the online form. Staff will verify your address, then email you your account information. 

- Already have an account, but it is blocked? The block limit has been temporarily raised to $100, so your card might be useable during the quarantine.

- Already have an account but lost your card? Fill out the same online form.


*Must be a resident of Stickney, Forest View, or Central Stickney & be at least 13 years of age.


Veterans History Project
We Want Your Stories

[image - Veterans History Project graphic)Are you or is someone you know a veteran of the United States military? The Stickney-Forest View Public Library would like to create an online library of veterans histories, told by the veterans themselves.

Contact the Library to be interviewed by a friend or loved one, or by our Veterans History Project volunteer, James McCraven, a veteran of both the Army and the Navy.

Call 708-749-1050 or email us at reference@sfvpld.org


Color Key
teal = adults
green = youth & teens
gold = Spanish / español
orange = all ages

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