The Olympia Fields Public Library contracts with the Park Forest Public Library Board to provide library services to the Village. You may use your library card at any public library within the Metropolitan Library System. The Park Forest Library's extensive collection includes books, periodicals, e-books, audio books, videos, CDs, DVDs and video games. Computers are also available.
The libary is located at 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. Their phone number is (708) 748-3731.
Family Technology Centers
The Library has two family technology centers designed for families with small children. Adults may work on computers while their children entertain themselves with projects created specifically for them. These include lectures, book discussion groups, writers’ groups, computer classes, and many programs for pre-school children to teens.
The Library is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the school year, the library is open on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the Library, call 708-748-3731, or visit www.pfpl.org.
How to Become a Member
To obtain a library card, you will need to present your drivers license or proof of residency in Olympia Fields. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult to apply for their library cards. It is left up to parents to decide what age to obtain a library card for their child.
Book Return Box
For your convenience, a book return box is located on the median strip in front of the Olympia Fields Post Office at 3033 West 203rd Street.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library are a group of volunteers who promote the Library’s mission and purpose through various fundraisers. This includes book sales, bake sales, holiday gift shops and a coffee shop. Volunteers are always needed. You may pick up a membership application at the library.
Library Board Meetings
The Olympia Fields Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Olympia Fields Conference Center excluding November and December. For the month of December, the meeting will be on the first Wednesday in December.
Board President: Diane C. Pierson
Board Vice President: F. Patrick Kelly
Board Treasurer: Sherry Demian
Board Secretary: Carolyn Johnson
Trustee: Howard Robinson Sr.
Trustee: Holly Fingerle