6800 W. 43rd St.
Stickney, IL 60402


Main Phone & Circulation Desk

(*open for Curbside Service only*)

M, T, W, Th... 10am - 6pm
Fr, & Sa... 10am - 4pm
Su... closed

more info



Your Library Online

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

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Adult Winter Reading Challenge
Jan. 1st- Feb 27th

Grand prize: Echo Dot Alexa!

The Read Woke Challenge is about encouraging you to read diversely. A book will qualify for the Read Woke Challenge if it has:
  • protagonists from underrepresented or oppressed groups.
  • subject matter about social justice issues such as immigration or racism.
  • characters from a different culture than your own.
Beanstack is an online tool that lets you track your reading and participation in activities for you and your whole family. It also has a handy mobile app available for both Apple and Android devices.
To log in on the internet, go to https://sfvpld.beanstack.com

Log your books by the February 27th to win prizes. Click the logo below to get into Beanstack to sign up or update your account.


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 may be checked out by a Stickney-Forest View cardholder whose card is in good standing, is over the age of 18, and signs the library technology agreement. Take Home Tech items circulate for a period of 14 days, with a $5.00 per day late fee.
Items in this collection include:
- Digital Magnifier
- Hotspots
- Instant Pot
- Portable DVD Player
- *Roku Streaming Device*
- Smartbooks

*Must have internet at home with a minimum download speed of 3.0 Mbps for standard definition and up to 9.0 Mbps for HD content.
If you don't have internet at home, the Roku can be used with a library hotspot. For 
questions, please contact reference at 708-749-1050

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Curbside Service/Entrega En La Acera
Holds Pickup / Recoger de materiales reservados

The designated curbside pickup location for patrons in vehicles will be the West parking lot. The designated curbside pickup location for patrons on foot (pedestrians) will be the vestibule of our Main Entrance (on 43rd Street). For more details visit the Curbside Pickup Service webpage.

Mobile Printing is Back
Print from home or on the go.

[image - portable media player]We are in the process of updating our mobile printing, scanning, and faxing sevices. Our new mobile printing solution can be accessed by clicking on this link. Currently supported files include: .pdf, .jpg, .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, .html, .txt, .rtf, .pub, and more.

Or email your files to:
for black-and-white printing (10¢ per page) or
for color printing (50¢ per page)

Our updated coin towers also let you pay with a credit card now.
Payment by cash requires exact change only.

Call 708-749-1050 x120 with any questions.



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 2: Enter 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.


Upcoming Events & Programs
(See our Calendar for more!) 
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Technology to Change Your Life

Monday, 2/8 at 6:00pm

Stay on top of your new year's resolutions.  Technology Expert Mike Gershbein will introduce you to some of the top apps for health, organization and learning. He will also try to answer any tech questions you have about computers, smart phones and tablets.
Join us for this lively information session to explore new app technology and smart device troubleshooting.   


Mike Gershbein works for Very Smart People, a Chicagoland Tech Tutoring company.


Book Clubs

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Check the calendar for Kids Book Clubs:
via Zoom
Kids-Can-Cook! Cookbook Club 
Book Cover Creators
Book Buddies
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Book Social

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

 43rd Street Book Club
    For Adults


Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Monday, 1/25 at 7pm on Zoom
Tara grows up in a survivalist family that lives off-the-grid, and eventually she attempts to go to college and break away from that lifestyle. Register Here: bit.ly/43rdEducated

For help, email reppes@sfvpld.org or call (708)749-1050 x120


Intro to Astrology
Thursday, 3/4 at 8pm on Zoom
Learn about the Zodiac basics you need to start understanding your horoscope and chart.
Register at bit.ly/SFV-Astrology


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.



Every Thursday of the month from 2pm-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.


April 2021 Library Trustee Election

Would you like to help guide your Library into the future?
Click here for more information.

Candidate filing begins at 9am on Monday, December 14th. Candidate filing deadline is 5pm on Monday, December 21st. Candidate filings will be accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The designated candidate filing entrance will be the West Entrance to the building.

Hoopla Digital Now Available
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 

Setting the Perfect Holiday Table

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

Veterans History Project: Robert Poorman

Holiday Concert featuring Melinda Alberty

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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