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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.

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Highlights of Foundation Activities

Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle

02_14WEB_FDN_ChocRaffleThere’s a hint of chocolate the air as the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation rolls out its annual Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle. The event begins Wednesday, February 4 and continues through Saturday, February 14, 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 volunteer or at the Registration Desk. The drawing will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 2 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.

Mini Golf Fundraiser at the Library

09_01WEB_Found_Mini golfJoin us 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 putting throughout the Library, between the stacks, through the reading areas, and down the stairs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, entertainment, games, and a raffle for fun prizes.

Special sponsorship opportunities are available to businesses and organizations. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to promote your business while grabbing a round of mini golf! The Foundation thanks all the organizations that have agreed to support the event with a sponsorship.  Click here for more information and to secure your spot as a sponsor.

This event is a fundraiser for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF). The MPPLF provides funding to the Library for special programs and projects that are otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.

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  February 20 and March 20 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).

2013-2014 Board of Directors:

  • President — Suzanne Busse
  • Vice President — Burt Schultz
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych
  • Members:
    • Rose Allen
    • Jacqueline Hinaber
    • Lillian Gerlach
    • Daniel Konieczka
    • Laura Luteri
    • 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.