6800 W. 43rd St.
Stickney, IL 60402


Main Phone & Circulation Desk

(*open by appt only*)

M-Sa... 9am - 10am
(seniors and high-risk visitors only)

M-Th... 10am - 7pm

F-Sa... 10am - 5pm

Su... closed

more info



Your Library Online

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COVID-19 FAQ and Updates

While we are currently allowing patrons back into the building on a limited basis, we are still in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. Should the State of Illinois return to an earlier phase of the Restore Illinois plan, the Stickney-Forest View Public Library may be forced to close to patrons again, as well. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ page for more information about Library operations and about the ongoing pandemic.

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Just a reminder that our Book Drops are open. If you have a WiFi mobile hotspot and/or youth science kits, please bring it/them to the vestibule of our 43rd St. Entrance and deposit in the designated bin.

The Library is offering curbside pickup of materials. 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.


Upcoming Events & Programs
(See our Calendar for more!) 
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Banned Books Challenge
Sep. 1st- Oct. 3rd
for ages 18+

Adults, read a banned book and log it on Beanstack by October 3rd to be entered in a drawing for a Tamale Hut gift card!

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.

Click here to register for your Beanstack account or to sign in to log your reading and activities. Or click the logo below.


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- Wed. 9/9 and 9/23 at 4:00 pm
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Book Social-Tues. 9/29 at 11:15 am

You can email Alina at moorea@sfvpld.org or fitzgeraldg@sfvpld.org if you have any questions. 

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Book Discussion via Zoom
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Monday, 9/28 at 7pm
This meeting will be on Zoom.
This book is available as an ebook and e-audiobook with no waits on hoopladigital.com.  The Hate U Give is a best-seller about a black girl whose life is disrupted when her friend is killed by the police. Join us for this emotional, timely book. Register Here: http://bit.ly/43rdTHUG

This book will count toward the Banned Books Challenge on Beanstack. Once you read it, log it to your Beanstack account and be entered for a Tamale Hut gift card. 
For help, email reppes@sfvpld.org or call (708)749-1050 x120


Excel Classes for beginner and advanced levels

Advanced Excel 1 Thursday, 9/10 at 6pm 
Advanced Excel 2 Thursday, 9/24 at 6pm 
Create a Personal Budget Using Excel & Google Sheets Thursday, 10/22 at 6pm

All classes via Zoom

For ages 18+.
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No matter what field you are in, data management and spreadsheets help keep you organized and relevant.

Advanced Excel 1, Thursday, September 10th: Do you get or use information from a table? Join us for a ZOOM session discussion the Excel functions "VLOOKUP" and "HLOOKUP."  These functions allow information retrieval based on the leftmost vertical column (VLOOKUP) or the top row (HLOOKUP) of a table. Register here: bit.ly/VLOOKUPEXCEL

Advanced Excel 2, Thursday, September 24th: Conditional Formatting. Want to automate highlighting data in your workbook?  Join us for a ZOOM session discussing "Conditional Formatting." Conditional formatting in Excel enables you to change the appearance of a cell or cells depending on the cell's content. 
Register here:  bit.ly/2LibExcel

Create a Personal Budget Using Excel & Google Sheets, 10/22: Do you need help getting your personal budget organized? Do you wish you had a tool to help you keep track of your personal finances? Learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Google sheets to create a spreadsheet for your personal budget. Click on this link to register.

Advanced classes will be taught by Ron Scharping. Ron coached Excel users during his working career at Argonne National Laboratory, and has taught Excel at the Hinsdale Community Center and Indian Prairie Public Library.
Click on the links above to register, or email reppes@sfvpld.org


Goodreads: Social Networking for Readers

Tuesday, September 15,
6pm on Zoom

For ages 16+.
Are you a reader who likes to keep track of the books you've read? How about a list of book you want to read? Goodreads.com is a popular site and it's free and easy! Join this zoom meeting to see all the things you can do: make a profile, add to your lists, rate books, and "friend" other readers, and enter book giveaways.

These are just some of the fun things you can do on the worlds' largest book-related social media site. Register with this link: 


Senior Crossword Club
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am

For ages 55+.
Do you like crossword puzzles? Want to keep your brain stimulated? Want to get out of the house and socialize with some peers? Come to the Library and help solve a puzzle with others. We will project the puzzle onto one of our large screen TVs and read the clues to the group. You help come up with the answers.

This program is for seniors ages 55 and up. Coffee and hot tea will be available for participants.

Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11am - noon.



Wits Workout
Saturdays, Sept. 12 and 26th 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.



Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 9/19 at 11am (in-person!) 

For ages 18+.
Stories connect us. Bring a piece of your writing to share, and get feedback. All types of writing welcomed and encouraged. This month we will meet in person in the Library's Garden (West side of building).
(Bring a mask in case you have to enter the building for any reason).  
Email reppes@sfvpld.org with questions.

SFVPLD's Writers' Group meets the third Saturday of the month.  
Check out our Writers' Corner page.


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 clicking the button on our webpage. Or by using 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!

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

Veterans History Project: Robert Poorman
Library patron Robert W. Poorman discusses his time in the United States Army.

2020 Winter Reading Finale Party featuring Singer Alysha Monique

Book Talk for Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington
A book talk with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Verna.

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

Around the World: Africa
Youth Services Assistant, Mr. Ken explores a different continent every Monday in July.

Book Talk for Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
A book talk with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Verna.

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

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
A book talk with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Geralyn.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
A book talk with Youth Services Assistant, Miss Alina.

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.

Water-Themed Book Talks
Youth Services Assistant, Miss Geralyn presents two books: Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas & Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne.


Sonia's Book Talks
Sultry, Slow-burn Suspense
Dig Deeper into Non-Fiction
Ad Astra


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


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

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