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Mini Golf Fundraiser at the Library

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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3. 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.

The Foundation thanks all the organizations that have agreed to support the event with a sponsorship.  Click here for more information to secure your spot as a sponsor.

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.

Winners Announced: Fall Classic Raffle

The ninth annual Fall Classic Raffle wrapped up with the announcement of ten winners on Sunday, October 15. The drawing took place in the lobby in the company of several hopeful patrons.

Thank you to all the organizations, businesses, volunteers and individuals who generously supported the event, and congratulations to all the winners!

The winners are:
Giving Thanks — Gail L., Des Plaines
Star Wars Reads — Angie F., Mount Prospect
Garden Party — Cindy H., Mount Prospect
Bundle of Joy — Margaret B., Mount Prospect
Fall Football Fanatic — Dawn B., Mount Prospect
C’est Fantastique! — Danielle H., Mount Prospect
Halloween Spooktacular — Robert S., Mount Prospect
A Taste of Fall — Terry R., Mount Prospect
South Branch Basket — Paco M., Mount Prospect
Grand Prize Winner: Hamilton Tickets — Margaret B., Mount Prospect

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!

Organization Profile

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 — Amy Romanelli
  • Vice President — Bill Walters
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych

Members:

  • Gail Bajkowski
  • Jacqueline Hinaber
  • Della Ipsen
  • Nancy McCully
  • Brian Milem
  • Burt Schultz

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.