Archives: Library Foundation

Super Saturday: Mystic Drumz presents “The Legend of Marshmallow Island”

092615WEB_YS_SS_DrumzReady to spark your imagination? Help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26, by embarking on a world music safari adventure that highlights instruments from different countries, including several from South America. Meet Larry the Frog and his friends as they take you to a fantastical place with dancing, singing, and an eclectic mix of international percussion. Mark your calendars for this energetic, all-ages show. This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Click here to register all attendees, including adults and children.


Barbara Rinella as The Accidental Empress – Monday, October 5 at 1 p.m.

100515WEB_FAV_RinellaThe Foundation is celebrating their tenth year hosting Barbara Rinella for this annual fundraiser.

Allison Pataki’s compelling novel The Accidental Empress focuses on an important segment of European history and allows powerful, beautiful Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Hapsburgs to come to life! In 1853, the Emperor Franz Joseph chose beautiful, athletic Elizabeth, known as Sisi, over the bride selected for him, her sister Helene.

Barbara Rinella brings Sisi to life to tell her story of sibling rivalry, love, adoration, and the enormous challenges of power and history. Join us as we meet Sisi and hear her amazing story!

This performance is a fundraiser for the Foundation, which sponsors Library programming and special events. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in person at the Registration Desk by 5 p.m. Sunday, October 5. Payment must accompany registration. No tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance.


7th Annual Fall Classic Raffle

Lobby BasketsThe best of autumn returns as the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) kicks off its 7th annual Fall Classic Raffle beginning Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 17. The event will feature specialty baskets, many filled with seasonal treats and gourmet items, including gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.

Baskets will be on display in the Main Library lobby and the South Branch. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, and twelve for $10. The drawing will be held in the Main Library lobby at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17.


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!

Mini Golf FUNdraiser

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation’s Mini Golf Fundraiser was a great success! The event was held on Saturday, March 14 and was a lively day in the Library, as we welcomed over 250 golfers putting their way through the course. Afterward, players enjoyed the activities in the 19th Hole entertainment area.

Special thanks to all the sponsors of the event, including the Tournament Sponsor: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.

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 18 and October 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
  • 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!

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.

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.