Latest from our staff

  • Livability Index

    In June 2018 AARP released its Livability Index which is a tool of the AARP Livable Communities program. This index rates every U. S. city, town and neighborhood in seven categories.  The categories include Health, Housing, Engagement, Opportunity, Environment, Neighborhoods and Transportation. The data used to compile the ratings comes from 50 sources. Mount Prospect’s rate is… Read more »

  • If My Moon Was Your Sun by Andreas Steinhöfel 

    This book is about a kidnapping, but not the kind you might be imagining. You see, Max’s grandfather lives in a nursing home for people who have “lost their marbles,” as grandfather says. Grandfather hasn’t lost all his marbles, but he forgets things and people sometimes (we know this is dementia, but Max doesn’t). That’s… Read more »

  • Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick

    Life isn’t easy for Maverick. His mom struggles with drinking and a string of bad boyfriends. There are also money problems, and he gets picked on in school. Basically, nothing seems to be going right. So, Maverick decides to change things when he starts 6th grade. He’ll stand up to the bullies, and protect anyone… Read more »

  • Favorite Books Discovered This Summer

    Our Summer Reading participants discovered the following gems this June and July. Though the official Summer Reading Program is over, the warmth and sunshine of summer continues, so if you’re looking for a great book try one of these fellow patron suggestions!

  • Fun Summer Programs Continue

    The Summer Reading Program is over – congratulations to all of you who participated! Even though school starts soon, summer isn’t over! The warm weather is still here and the fun times continue both inside and outside the library. Check out our upcoming Teen Programs this August and September. And if you have great ideas… Read more »

  • Summer Reading: Last Call for Entries

    Today is the final day to enter your raffle tickets for Summer Reading! Where has reading taken you? Whether you adventured with abandon or trekked a familiar path, we’d love to hear which books you discovered this summer. Stop by the desk to share your favorites!