Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program

07_31WEB_GEN_SRPMagicMagic is always in the air when you surround yourself with good stories. This summer, we invite you to discover the magic in books and movies during our Summer Reading program. All ages are invited to the Library and the South Branch to pick up a reading log and keep reading through July to earn prizes. Looking for an enchanting read? Let our knowledgeable staff conjure up a good fit for your reading and watching tastes.

Library Life: Homebound Delivery Service, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom; Coin Collecting and Appraisal; Staff Book Recommendations; and Classical Piano Magic

Learn about the Homebound Delivery Service and the volunteers who help patrons of the Library.  Sit down with a Musical Biographer to discover Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom. Explore the fascinating and oftentimes surprising actualities of Coin Collecting and Appraisal. Then experience the romantic allure of classical piano music during an Afternoon Encore performance.  Click here to watch.

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

Library Life: Celebrating Mount Prospect Public Library’s 70th Anniversary; Choosing Your Calories Wisely; The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia; and Exploring Indian Cooking

Take a walk through history and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mount Prospect Library. Sit down with an Endocrinology and Metabolic expert to identify how to Choose Your Calories Wisely. Then take part in two Cultural Series Events: The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia and Exploring Indian Cooking With Anupy Singla where the spice of life is made evident by using quality spices and exploring the art of ethnic cooking. Click here to watch.

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.


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.

Mobile Website and BookMyne Catalog App

Find our mobile website at 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.