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
Mini Golf Fundraiser March 14
Join 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 of all ages 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. The last tee time is 3:30 p.m. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, entertainment, games, and a raffle for fun prizes.
The fee to play is $5 per person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.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.
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.
Winners Announced in the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle
The Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle ended on a sweet note for thirteen area residents who won specialty baskets and items featured in the annual event. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, the event began on Wednesday, February 4 and concluded with the drawing in the lobby of the Library on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14.
The baskets were all chocolate-themed and included a bounty of delicious treats along with gift certificates to area businesses and restaurants. Pictured here is a young visitor to the Library assisting Library staff and Foundation members with the drawing.
Thank you to all the organizations, businesses, volunteers and individuals who generously supported the event, and congratulations to all the winners!
The winners in the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle are:
- Warm Island Yearnings – Don K., Mount Prospect
- Guilt-free Pleasures- Kaylie P., Mount Prospect
- Good Morning, Sunshine! – Vicki D., Mount Prospect
- Chocolate Storybook – Linda M., Mount Prospect
- A Smyphony of Chocolate – Kristina C., Mount Prospect
- Home Run Chocolate - Mike R., Mount Prospect
- TJ’s Chocolate Treasures- Pris B., Mount Prospect
- Little Cupcake – Mike J., Mount Prospect
- Birdie, Bogey, Eagle, Chocolate – Sandy D., Mount Prospect
- Lights, Camera, Chocolate – Susan G., Mount Prospect
- All You Need is Love (and a Little Chocolate) – Terry R., Mount Prospect
- Drop Everything for Chocolate – Arlene K., Mount Prospect
- Amore/South Branch – Martha H., Mount Prospect
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.
“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
- 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 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.