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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

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 — Lillian Gerlach
  • Members:
    • Rose Allen
    • Jacqueline Hinaber
    • Daniel Konieczka
    • Laura Luteri
    • Katy Rossi
    • Bill Walters

Join Us at the Block Party – Saturday, July 26

logo[1]Experience the best of summer with MPPLF at the  annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party! The two-day event, July 25-26, will take place at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue and will feature a full line-up of live music, family entertainment, and local restaurants providing a taste of summer. 

While at the Block Party,  stop by the display tents showcasing local organizations including the Library and MPPLF. We’ll be there from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Join us for some fun children’s activities, and enter a drawing to win two, free tickets to attend an upcoming MPPLF event featuring Barbara Rinella in her new book dramatization,  The Traitor’s Wife on Monday, October 6 at 1 p.m. For a complete schedule of Block Party music and entertainment, click here.

MPPL Foundation Presents Mearra: Selkie From the Sea

08_05WEB_CS_MearraSinger-songwriter Linda Marie Smith’s one-of-a-kind multimedia experience features original songs, rich orchestrations, and evocative video-projected animations to tell the Celtic tale of a young Selkie maiden at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 5. Mearra is a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to shed her skin and transform into a human being. After meeting the lonely fisherman Ian, Mearra bids farewell to her life in the sea and starts a family. However, a Selkie cannot live on the land forever, and soon Mearra must choose between two worlds. On the heels of Smith’s successful original multimedia show, The Triumph of Artemisia, she returns with a stunning live performance of this bittersweet tale of love, loss, and transformation. This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, which raises funds for special programming and events. Click here to register.

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 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.