Library Foundation

Mini Golf 2017

mini golf logoJoin us again 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, and down the stairs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 4. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players. The fee to play is $5/person or $20/family of 4 or more. Tickets may be purchased prior to the event at the Registration Desk.

Proceeds raised from the event will help support the Foundation’s mission of funding special programs and projects for the Library. Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

 

AmazonSmile Fundraiser

amazon-smilesYou Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on Amazon.com, 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 December 16 and January 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.

 

Fall Classic Raffle Winners

picmonkey-collageThe eighth annual Fall Classic Raffle wrapped up Saturday, October 15  with the announcement of the winning tickets pulled during the drawing. The winners are:

• Giving Thanks  – Emilena B., Mount Prospect
• Taste of Autumn – John S., Mount Prospect
• May the Force Be With You! – Anna M., Mount Prospect
• Jolabokaflod (Christmas Book Flood)– Belinda M., Mount Prospect
• Halloween Spooktacular! – Arlinda N., Mount Prospect
• Garden Party – Linda S., Mount Prospect
• Theater Tix & Trips – Carol D., Mount Prospect
• Slice of Chicago – Andre R., Mount Prospect
• Fall Gifts (South Branch) – Omar E., Elk Grove Village
• 43″ LG TV – Alice G., Mount Prospect

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation would like to thank the many businesses, groups, and individuals who generously donated items for the raffle, as well as all of the patrons who stopped by to purchase raffle tickets. Special thanks to Mark Anderberg of Bob’s Gift Baskets, Inc. for wrapping our gift baskets so beautifully. Congratulations to all the winners!

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 — Amy Romanelli
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych

Members:

  • Jacqueline Hinaber
  • Della Ipsen
  • Burt Schultz
  • 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.