Library Foundation


The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) inspires growth and learning that enriches the community through culture and education. As a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, separate from the Library, our primary purpose is to provide funding for special programs and projects otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.

Donate to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation

Giving to Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation has never been easier! Click on the Donate button to support MPPLF with a credit card donation.

Get Involved

Get InvolvedWant to make a difference in your community? Consider volunteering for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Your support for MPPLF allows the Library to continue to provide exciting programs and services not possible through public funding. For more information about MPPLF or to request an application, please call the Library at 847/253-5675 or click here to contact us.


Highlights of Foundation Activities

A “Hole” Lot of Fun at Mini Golf 2018

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation’s Mini Golf Fundraiser was once again a great success! The event was held on Saturday, March 3 and welcomed over 400 golfers of all ages putting their way through the Library. Each of the 18 holes was sponsored by local businesses and organizations, decorated with unique themes and challenging obstacles. Always a course favorite was the hole on the stairs which gave many golfers the opportunity to get their first hole-in-one. Afterward, players enjoyed activities and entertainment in the 19th Hole.
Special thanks to all the event sponsors and volunteers who helped make it a great day at the Library:
Anderson Tax & Accounting, B & E Accounting, Busse Automotive, Edward Jones, Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library, Friedrichs Funeral Home, Lattof YMCA, Mathnasium, Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect Junior Women’s Club, Mount Prospect Lions Club, Mount Prospect State Bank, Nakfoor Orthodontics, Nothing Bundt Cakes, ReMax Suburban, Picket Fence Realty, St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center, and St. Paul Lutheran School.
Funds raised at the event help the Foundation sponsor programs and projects at the Library that would be otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.
Check out the photos below and check out the fun!

AmazonSmile Fundraiser

amazon-smilesYou Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on, please consider supporting the Foundation by shopping through AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to the Foundation —at no extra cost to you.

To participate, visit AmazonSmile and select the Foundation for the Mount Prospect Public Library as your charitable organization, then just continue to shop, keeping an eye out for products marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Make sure you shop through AmazonSmile every time you log on to keep contributing!

Organization Profile

The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes.  Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Board of Directors:

  • President — Amy Romanelli
  • Vice President — Bill Walters
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych


  • Gail Bajkowski
  • Jacqueline Hinaber
  • Della Ipsen
  • Nancy McCully
  • Brian Milem
  • Burt Schultz

Music & So Much More

Thanks to your generous support the MPPL Foundation proudly sponsors a wide array of cultural and educational programs each year. Our free-of-charge programs reach children, teens, and adults and strive to entertain, educate, and enlighten. To enjoy a sampling of programs sponsored by the Foundation, follow the links below to Library Life.

Click here to view French Festival
Click here to view Super Saturday Indian Dance
Click here to view Adult Concert (Carol King)
Click here to view South Branch Concert (Jacochicanos)
Click here to view The Shakespeare Project Interview

Going Green Helps Us Earn Green!

GEN_WEB_FDN_CellRecycleRecycle your used electronics!  It’s easy thanks to an ongoing program with Recycling Fundraiser and the MPPL Foundation.

Bring any of the following items to the Library and drop them in the bright pink collection bin near the Registration Desk:

  • Cell phones – no chargers or accessories
  • Ink-jet cartridges – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (no toner)
  • Apple iPads and Tablets
  • Apple iPods

Since 2007, monies earned from Recycling Fundraiser have helped to support the Foundation in its ongoing mission of funding special events and other services at the Library.