Library Foundation

A “Hole” Lot of Fun at Mini Golf

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation’s Mini Golf Fundraiser was once again a great success! The event was held on Saturday, March 5 and welcomed over 300 golfers of all ages putting their way through the Library. Each of the 18 holes was sponsored by local businesses and organizations, decorated with unique themes and challenging obstacles. Always a course favorite was the hole on the stairs which gave many golfers the opportunity to get their first hole-in-one.  Afterward, players enjoyed activities and entertainment in the 19th Hole.

Special thanks to all the event sponsors and volunteers who helped make it a great day at the Library:

Anderson Tax & Accounting, B & E Accounting, Braband Insurance, Busse Automotive, Edward Jones, Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library, Friedrichs Funeral Home,  Lattof YMCA, Mount Prospect Child Care Center, Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect Junior Women’s Club, Mount Prospect Lions Club, Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights Rotary Club, Mount Prospect State Bank, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Novak & Parker, ReMax Suburban, Picket Fence Realty, Smart Roofing, St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center, St. Paul Lutheran School, State Farm, and Village Bank & Trust.

Funds raised at the event help the Foundation sponsor programs and projects at the Library that would be otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.

Check out the slideshow below and check out the fun!

AmazonSmile Fundraiser

amazon-smilesYou Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on, 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!

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 17 and September 16 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).

Board of Directors:

  • President — Suzanne Busse
  • Vice President — Burt Schultz
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych
  • Members:
  • Jacqueline Hinaber
  • Lillian Gerlach
  • Daniel Konieczka
  • Amy Romanelli
  • 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 French Festival
Click here to view Super Saturday Indian Dance
Click here to view Adult Concert (Carol King)
Click here to view South Branch Concert (Jacochicanos)
Click here to view The Shakespeare Project Interview

Going Green Helps Us Earn Green!

GEN_WEB_FDN_CellRecycleRecycle 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.