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]

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

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 cents per page) or
for color printing (50 cents per page)

Our updated coin towers also let you pay with a credit card now.

Call 708-749-1050 x120 with any questions.


Oct. 19th - Nov. 2nd
We're sorry, The Stickney-Forest View Public Library District will NOT be an Early Voting Location this year.
Early voting for suburban Cook County starts October 19 for the November 3 Presidential General Election. For locations click here:
Cook County Clerk's Office - Early Voting Locations

The closest early voting locations to Stickney and Forest View are:


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


43rd Street Book Club
[image - book cover for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas]
Book Discussion via Zoom
For ages 18+.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan
Wednesday, 11/4 at 6pm
A suicide occurs at a bookstore.  Follow the clerk, Lydia, as she tries to unravel the puzzle left behind by the patron who has committed suicide, an effort that is complicated by memories of Lydia's violent childhood. 
Register Here: http://bit.ly/43rdMidnight

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


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, November 14th and 28th 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.



New Tech Tool for Checkout
Portable Media Player
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A new addition to our collection of tech tools, available for checkout: 11.5" Portable Media Player with 9.5" swivel screen, rechargeable battery with wall charger, car charger and AV cable, sync TV projector function, support USB flash drive SD card, supports CD, DVD, (but not BluRay discs).

Call 708-749-1050 x140


Curbside Delivery

Just a reminder that we are still offering curbside delivery for people who do not feel comfortable coming into the Library during the pandemic.

[image - Curbside Delivery Photo]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.


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.


COVID-19 FAQ and Updates

While we[image - Limited Opening  1. Need to schedule a 45-minute appointment in advance. 2. First hour of the day reserved for seniors and vulnerable at-risk patrons. 3. Patrons limited to picking up materials, using computers and copy machine and brief staff interactions.] 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.

Create a Personal Budget Using Excel & Google Sheets 
Thursday, 10/22 at 6pm

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.

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.

Click on the links above to register, or email reference@sfvpld.org For more Excel classes, sign up on Universal Class for free with your library card.


Writers' Group[image - portrait of storyteller and writer Margaret Burk)
Saturday, 11/21 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. 
Masks are required.  
Email reppes@sfvpld.org with questions.

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


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.

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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



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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