Join us for a fundraiser at Chipotle in Randhurst Village from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. 50% of proceeds during that time period will be donated to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) when you mention the Foundation or present the promotional flyer. Both electronic and hard copies will be accepted. Click here for the flyer.
Funds raised by this event will help the MPPLF provide funding for special programs and projects that enhance the Library experience.
Due to the generosity of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, patrons can now have a meeting, conference, or webinar in the high-tech Foundation Room on the second floor.
The room seats 10 and is equipped with a Windows 7 computer with a 50” monitor and webcam. The table includes built-in power and monitor (HDMI) connections for patron devices.
Business Librarian Joe Collier recently used the room to present a webinar.
“Compared to working from a cubicle, cramped office meeting room or noisy coffee shop, the Foundation Room–with its tech-savvy setup and calm, comfortable atmosphere–is the perfect environment for conducting video conferences, Skype interviews, giving webinars or simply hosting a professional meeting.”
Use of the Foundation Room is limited to an individual, a business or group needing to use the equipment available in the room. Permitted usage includes: online conferencing, technology-based collaboration, viewing online webinars, online interviews, and presentations.
Reservations for the Foundation Room can only be made by MPPL cardholders and may be made up to a month in advance with no minimum number of people. Noncardholders can use the room on a walk-in basis only. Use of the room is restricted to patrons age 18 and older. Click here for more information and for our conference room policy.
We try to offer patrons a wide variety of audiovisual materials, from DVDs and BluRay™ movies to CDs to audiobooks to Playaways®.
There are so many types of media to choose from, and so much to enjoy, that we are raising limits on many of our AV materials. We’re even raising the per family toy limit!
Click here to see the full chart of loan periods, limits, and fines.
We hope that these changes make managing your materials a little easier. If you have any questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk.
The new May / June issue of our Preview newsletter is now available. You can also browse previous editions of the Preview and Your Guide.
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Good news! To better serve patrons, we’ve lowered fines on many items.
All Youth kits will check out for 3 weeks, and all will have fines of 10 cents per day. The exceptions to this new rule are Science-to-Go, STEAM, and Travel Kits, which will have a $1/day fine.
In addition, most items now allow a second renewal, as long as no one has the item requested. Art prints can still only be renewed once.
For more information, call 847/253-5675 or ask a Circulation staff member.
Give one of your rooms a quick, temporary new look with circulating art prints. Find them in the Fiction area or ask staff for help.
The new March / April issue of our Preview newsletter and the Spring 2016 Your Guide are now available. You can browse previous editions of the Preview and Your Guide here as well.
Stop by and see the improvements on the Second Floor of our library. Find out about the changes by clicking here!