News

New Online Catalog Features

Enjoy a sleek new design for desktop or mobile use and search results with complete format lists now available online. The updated online catalog can help locate books, movies, music, and other items from our circulating collections.  

Looking for “The Great Gatsby”? We now list the book, audiobook, e-book, and DVD formats together, just a click away to place the desired item on hold. 

Access the library on the go with the Mount Prospect Public Library app. Manage your account, search the catalog, place holds, use your digital library card, sign up for a program, access e-resources, and chat live with a librarian. 

Spotlight

Latest from our staff

  • New Fiction in December

    End the year on a high note with one or more books hitting our shelves in December. Keep warm with a steamy romance, an action-packed thriller, or a hopeful fantasy featuring a talking cat! Choose from our spotlight selection below...

  • Teddy Bear Walk Events

    Our annual Teddy Bear Walk is part of an entire month of Teddy Bear celebrations this year! Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt Are you ready for a bear hunt? Come visit the library to find all the colorful bears hidden in...

  • Best Books 2021

    As you gear up for your holiday shopping, look no further than the library for the year’s best books for the children in your life. If you missed the presentation, don’t worry– we recorded it so you can watch it...

  • November's Dial-a-Story Featured Readers & Selections

    MPPL’s Dial-a-Story resource is great way to listen to stories, book reviews, and more right from your phone. Simply call 847-232-8600 and choose what you want to listen to. Selections change monthly.

  • Best Books: MPPL's Favorite Children's Books of 2021

      For parents, teachers, and families. As you gear up for your holiday shopping, look no further than the library for the year’s best books for the children in your life. This fast-paced book-talking virtual bonanza features Youth staff’s favorite...

  • One month left of Ancestry for home use

    Home access to Ancestry Library Edition will end December 31. Although it will be sad to lose this great access, it will remain a continuing presence for use inside the library. Fortunately, we have a slate of genealogy resources which...