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MPPL Foundation

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

AmazonSmile Fundraiser

You Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on Amazon.com, please consider supporting the Foundation by shopping through AmazonSmile. The amazon-smilesAmazonSmile 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!

Mini Golf Fun

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation’s Mini Golf Fundraiser was a great success! The event was held on Saturday, March 14 and was a lively day in the Library, as we welcomed over 250 golfers putting their way through the course. Afterward, players enjoyed the activities in the 19th Hole entertainment area.

Special thanks to all the sponsors of the event, including the Tournament Sponsor: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.

Anderson Tax & Accounting, APC Financial Group, Ltd., Bedlam Micro Speedway, Braband Insurance, Busse Automotive, Inc., Edward Jones , Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library, Friedrichs Funeral Home, Kiwanis Club of Mount Prospect, Lattof YMCA, More Than Scores And Tests, Ltd., Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect Junior Women’s Club, Mount Prospect Lions Club, Mount Prospect State Bank, Nothing Bundt Cakes, ReMax Suburban , Picket Fence Realty, Smart Roofing, St. Paul Lutheran School, Sunrise Rotary Club of Mount Prospect/Arlington Heights, and Village Bank & Trust.

Check out the slide show below and check out the fun!

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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 June 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.

Organization Profile

Suzanne Busse, MPPLF President

“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).

2015-2016 Board of Directors:

  • President — Suzanne Busse
  • Vice President — Burt Schultz
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych
  • Members:
    • Rose Allen
    • Jacqueline Hinaber
    • Lillian Gerlach
    • Daniel Konieczka
    • Amy Romanelli
    • Katy Rossi
    • Bill Walters

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 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

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.

Get Involved

Get InvolvedWant 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.