Call or come in to register for our first Centennial event: Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair with William Hazelgrove, Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m.

In a word, FASCINATING! You do not want to miss this program. Register early. William Hazelgrove will share the exciting history behind the 1933 World's Fair, The Secret Six (who beat Al Capone at his own game), the story of Rufus and Charles Dawes, and the mayor of Chicago who owed his election to Al Capone. Join us as we continue our celebration of 100 years of Fox River Grove. 

100 Years of Fox River Grove

Can you believe Fox River Grove is celebrating its centennial in 2019? It’s true! On August 21, 1919, the Village officially came into being. The Library is proud to be one of the hosts of the many celebrations happening all throughout 2019.


We’re also hoping you, the residents of Fox River Grove, will help us grow our beloved Local History section. Let’s be inspired by this special anniversary and share our mementos of FRG history with the whole community.


We are especially looking for:

*** Cary-Grove High School yearbooks

*** Historical photos and signs

*** Your best “Box River Groves” from everyone’s favorite third-grade project at ARS for a special fall display

*** Old library paraphernalia, including library cards, bookmarks, etc., and storytellers for an “Old Timers’ Club” event this fall – if you’ve got a great FRG story, we want to hear it!

If you have other ideas or keepsakes to loan for a short-term display or to donate to our
permanent collection, please let us know. We’ve got one hundred years of stories to share!