The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) inspires growth and learning that enriches the community through culture and education. As a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, separate from the Library, our primary purpose is to provide funding for special programs and projects otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.
Donate to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation
Giving to Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation has never been easier! Click on the Donate button to support MPPLF with a credit card donation.
Highlights of Foundation Activities
“Our goal is clear – to continue to build a healthy Endowment Fund that will help our Library remain vital to the community today and well into the future.”
Suzanne Busse, MPPLF President
The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
2013-2014 Board of Directors:
- President — Suzanne Busse
- Vice President — Burt Schultz
- Secretary/Treasurer — Lillian Gerlach
- Rose Allen
- Jacqueline Hinaber
- Daniel Konieczka
- Laura Luteri
- Amy Romanelli
- Katy Rossi
- Bill Walters
Barbara Rinella as The Traitor’s Wife – Monday, October 6 at 1 p.m.
As beautiful Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen , Barbara Rinella portrays the captivating woman based on the historical novel The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America.
Rinella takes us on a journey through some of the most poignant events of the American Revolution. Learn how the strong willed 18-year old beauty who loves to party with the British officers reacts to 37-year old Benedict Arnold when he comes to Philly as the Military Governor under General Washington and drives the British out.
Rinella’s performance is a fundraiser for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Tickets are $20 and available at the Registration Desk. Tickets must be purchased in person, in advance, by 5 p.m. Sunday, October 5. No tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Join us for a cup of coffee and a lively round of current events on Friday evenings throughout the year. Sponsored by MPPLF, these informal gatherings, known as Coffee & Conversation, provide an open, nonpartisan forum for community members to share their views. The discussions are moderated and strive to encourage a greater understanding of diverse viewpoints. Upcoming Coffee & Conversation discussions will be held on September 19 and October 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
Music & So Much More
Thanks to your generous support the MPPL Foundation proudly sponsors a wide array of cultural and educational programs each year. Our free-of-charge programs reach children, teens, and adults and strive to entertain, educate, and enlighten. To enjoy a sampling of programs sponsored by the Foundation, follow the links below to Library Life.
||Click here to view MPPL Foundation Presents: An Irish Concert
||Click here to view Chinese Folk and Classical Dance
Going Green Helps Us Earn Green!
Recycle your used electronics! It’s easy thanks to an ongoing program with Recycling Fundraiser and the MPPL Foundation.
Bring any of the following items to the Library and drop them in the bright pink collection bin near the Registration Desk:
- Cell phones – no chargers or accessories
- Ink-jet cartridges – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (no toner)
- Apple iPads and Tablets
- Apple iPods
Since 2007, monies earned from Recycling Fundraiser have helped to support the Foundation in its ongoing mission of funding special events and other services at the Library.
Want to make a difference in your community? Consider volunteering for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Your support for MPPLF allows the Library to continue to provide exciting programs and services not possible through public funding. For more information about MPPLF or to request an application, please call the Library at 847/253-5675 or click here to contact us.