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.
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Highlights of Foundation Activities
There’s a hint of chocolate the air as the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation rolls out its annual Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle. The event begins Saturday, January 30 and continues through Saturday, February 13, featuring specialty baskets each brimming with chocolate treats, unique experiences, or gift certificates to area businesses and restaurants.
Stop by to see the sumptuous items on display in the lobby. Tickets are six for $5, twelve for $10, or $1 each and can be purchased from a MPPL Foundation volunteer or inquire at the Registration Desk. The drawing will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 3 p.m. Winners need not be present to win. All funds raised by the raffle support the Foundation and its mission of providing special programming and events that otherwise would not be possible with public funding.
You Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on Amazon.com, please consider supporting the Foundation by shopping through AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to the Foundation —at no extra cost to you.
To participate, visit AmazonSmile and select the Foundation for the Mount Prospect Public Library as your charitable organization, then just continue to shop, keeping an eye out for products marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Make sure you shop through AmazonSmile every time you log on to keep contributing!
Join us again as we host an 18-hole miniature golf course FUNdraiser at the Library for a day of family fun. This unique adventure will have golfers of all ages putting throughout the Library, between the stacks, and down the stairs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players.
Proceeds raised from the event will help support the Foundation’s mission of funding special programs and projects for the Library. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
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 January 15 and February 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
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).
Board of Directors:
- President — Suzanne Busse
- Vice President — Burt Schultz
- Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych
- Jacqueline Hinaber
- Lillian Gerlach
- Daniel Konieczka
- Amy Romanelli
- Katy Rossi
- Bill Walters
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 Young Yogis!|
|Click here to view In Praise of Gospel Music|
|Click here to view MPPL Foundation Presents: An Irish Concert|
|Click here to view Chinese Folk and Classical Dance|
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.