For many years, the now disbanded and extinct River Forest Women’s Club has made many generous cash donations to the River Forest Public Library. It was the club, back in 1898, that was instrumental in making the public library a possibility in the village.
Recently, the library was chosen as a home for the 1894 banner that represented the club. The library has chosen to accept it although where it will be placed is up in the air.
Out of deference to the wonderful and vital history of our village, I hope, and expect, to see this lovely old banner placed in a prominent area, not stuffed in a closet or office. The current decision-makers of our library should show respect for the history of our village and those who shaped it.