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

[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]

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The Library will close today (Monday, 8/10) at 2:30pm due to the Village of Stickney's Code Red alert for a severe thunderstorm. 


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 again so you can return all the materials that you have had since March. 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 now 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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Book Clubs

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Kids-Can-Cook! Cookbook Club

For ages 3-12.

Gather your ingredients and join Youth Services Assistant, Miss Geralyn F. via Zoom. Register to attend.



[image - Book Cover Creators Club logo]Book Cover Creators
via Zoom
For ages 5-12.
We will read a selected book together at the meeting and discuss the story elements. Participants will then draw/color a new book cover for the title we read. Gather drawing materials and bring them to the club meetings. You can post finished creations on the Book Cover Creators Club post to share with others.

Please click on the URL below to register. You can email Alina at moorea@sfvpld.org if you have any questions. See you soon!

[image - logo for Hot Topics book club]Hot Topics
Tuesday, 8/4 at 5pm
For 2nd-5th Graders with parent/guardian.
Join us each month to discuss a book with Hot Topics! Please pick up your book in Youth Services prior to each meeting with enough time to read the book before the meeting date. When you pick up your book, we will register you.
 selection is TBD.             


Monday, 8/24 at 7pm

For ages 18+.
BYOB (Bring your own book) Easy-breezy edition. Let's talk about easy, breezy summer reads that you would like to share and recommend.  This meeting will be on Zoom.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Don't forget you can check out ebooks and audiobooks with no waits on Hoopladigital.com

You will need access to the Internet and an email address. You will have to download the Zoom App if you use your smart phone. If you need help, email reppes@sfvpld.org. 


Join our Adult Readers' Facebook group (click the image below!).

[book covers of past Club selections]





Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 8/15
11am in-person 

For ages 17+.
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 west garden area.
(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.


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.

Wits Workout
Saturday, 8/8 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.


[image - different tax forms in a stand behind the Circulation Desk]Tax Forms for Current Year (2019) Now Available Curbside
Federal and State (Illinois)

Tax Day for both federal and state has been postponed to Wednesday, 7/15.
The Library has basic federal and state tax forms. Basic forms will be in a stand in the vestibule of our Main Entrance. Or please call and tell us which forms you need. If we do not already have the form, we will print it for free (under 10 pages, please). Pick up during Curbside Hours: M-Th... 1-7pm & F-Sa... 1-5pm. If driving, park in our West lot. If walking, please wait in the vestibule of our Main Entrance (on 43rd Street). Next text the forms you need to 708-719-8002 or call 708-749-1050 to coordinate your visit.

We have some federal 1040 & 1040-SR instruction booklets (2019). Patrons with a library card may also check out for 1-week (7 days):
- a 1040 & 1040-SR instruction booklet (2019)
- an IL-1040 instruction booklet (2019)

Visit our Tax Forms page to download forms. 

To order federal forms from the IRS through US mail, call 800-829-3676 

Library staff is unable to give tax advice. Please review our full "Tax Forms" policy here.


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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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
All in the Family
Escape to the Past
We'll Always Have Paris

Best of the Decade


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

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