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Take Your Library Card on Vacation – and Share Its Travels With Us!

scotscardcropWhere are you going this summer? Camping in the mountains? Reading at the beach? Visiting a famous historic site or just strolling through a small town fair? Take your Library card with you and snap a photo of it with your vacation spot in the background. You can post it on our Facebook page, tag it with #MPPLCard or #LibraryCardVacation on Instagram or Twitter, or email it to cmorency@mppl.org. Share your travels with us, and show us what our patrons do during summer vacation. Be sure to tell us if you chose or researched your destination with the help of Library resources.

By Carol on July 14, 2014 Categories: Library News

We’re on Twitter!

twitter-logoFind us on Twitter @MPPLib.  We’ll bring you updates, photos, events, and more.

Tweet us a photo of you or your family enjoying the library, ask us a question, or just tell us how we helped you today.

By Carol on July 6, 2014 Categories: Library News

Sign Up for the Library’s eNewsletter

Get e-news you can use! Click on the e-Library tab on our website and scroll down to sign up for our e-newsletter. Library news will be delivered to your inbox twice per month. Hear about events and programs, discover new services, and find out what’s happening in Mount Prospect. You also have one-click access to program registration, the catalog, your account, and the Library calendar.

By Carol on May 14, 2014 Categories: Library News

Find Us on Facebook

catbookWe know you like us, but do you “Like” us? Visit us on Facebook and get the latest Library news, updates on your favorite books and authors, and links to local happenings. Find a link to share with your friends or leave us a message about what you’re reading.

(While we know cats seem to rule the Internet, we reserve the right to post cute photos of dogs, birds, lemurs, baby pandas, Komodo dragons, or any other animal we deem adorable).

 

Photo: ©2008 Don Lowe

By Carol on March 25, 2014 Categories: Library News

Zinio Now Features Back Issues

You can now view back issues of all magazines that the Library subscribes to as part of our Zinio e-magazine service. Zinio features full-color, cover-to-cover issues that you can read anytime on your computer, tablet, or mobile device with your MPPL card. Select as many titles and issues in the MPPL collection as you want and keep them as long as you like.  Click Here to learn more.

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By MPPL on December 1, 2013 Categories: Library News

Find Information on the Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act Computer Labs scheduled for Dec. 3 (1-3 p.m.) and Dec. 9 (7-9 p.m) have been cancelled.  However, you are welcome to use the computers on the second floor anytime to research or sign up for health insurance. Librarians can offer limited assistance on navigating the website but cannot offer advice on health care plans.

Our librarians have compiled a comprehensive list of information on the Affordable Health Care Act, featuring dates, links, marketplace information, and programs to help you make decisions about your health care.

By Carol on September 26, 2013 Categories: Library News

Take a Visual Tour of 70 Years of Library History

The current building at Emerson Street and Central Road is not the first home of the Mount Prospect Public Library. Click here to see how the Library has evolved over the past 70 years.

Watch for more events as part of the Library’s year-long 70th Anniversary Celebration.

By Carol on March 25, 2013 Categories: Library News

Sign Up for Our E-Mail Newsletter

Get information on the Library’s programs and services delivered to your e-mail box twice each month.  E-news also features links to the online catalog and calendar of events as well as weekly happenings in and around Mount Prospect.

By Carol on January 13, 2013 Categories: Library News

Mobile Website and BookMyne Catalog App

Find our mobile website at mppl.org/mobile and search the catalog, browse events, or contact us. You can also download the BookMyne app for iPhone and Android and get more catalog capability, including the ability to place holds, renew materials, and manage your account.

By MPPL on January 9, 2013 Categories: Library News

Reaching Across the Ocean With Book Crossing 2012

The librarians of Mount Prospect and its Sister City, Sèvres, France, work cooperatively each year to create Book Crossing, an international, intergenerational reading program. The books selected for discussion seek to spark a dialogue among different age groups, and to offer many ways to participate—with no need to speak French! Click here to view photos from and read a summary of this year’s Book Crossing events.

By Carol on November 29, 2012 Categories: Library News