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Summer Reading Program: Read-For the Win!

07-31-2016_Adult-SRP-2016-SLIDE_06-01-2016This summer we are challenging you to go the distance and Read-For the Win! Achieve your personal best and maybe win some world-class prizes!

Click here to find out about summer reading programs for all ages at the Main Library and the South Branch.

Have Your Webinar, Meeting, or Conference in MPPL’s New Foundation Room

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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’ve Raised Limits on AV Materials

books_on_grassWe 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.

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It’s a Great Time For Lower Fines

new finesGood 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.