Library Foundation

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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

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has been coming to the Library since 2016 with their annual season of theatrical readings for patrons to see and hear Shakespeare and his contemporaries in a new light. As there are no sets, props, or costumes, audiences find the Project’s readings help truly experience Shakespeare’s words.

At 7 p.m. the preshow introduction begins. Following the play, a discussion and opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team will further enrich the experience. Seating is limited for each concert and registration is required.

Coriolanus, Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”
One of Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, the play recounts the journey of a successful Roman general, who after achieving multiple successes in the military, turns his ambition to politics and leadership of his people.  However, his personality and temperament are ill-suited for his new role and he is ultimately deposed.  Seeking revenge against his enemies, and in his attempt to reclaim his power and prestige, he forges alliances with others that ultimately lead to his demise. Click here to register.

Women Beware Women, Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
“Never were finer snares for women’s honesties /than are devis’d in these days.”
In a world where men have all the power, what happens when women decide to take power for themselves?  Marriages crumble, lust reigns supreme, widows are beguiled, passions slaked, revenge plotted, and power brokers may be caught in their own web. Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton is hailed as a masterpiece of Jacobean drama: smart, slick and hilarious, it is arguably the playwright’s crowning achievement. A deliciously decadent soap opera of a play, it showcases bad behavior and features possibly the bloodiest, most inventive climactic scene in Jacobean literature, giving new meaning to “murder most foul.” Click here to register.

Much Ado About Nothing, Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”
Don Pedro and his fellow soldiers, Benedick and Claudio have returned from war and visit the estate of Leonato, Pedro’s friend.  There, Claudio falls deeply in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero, while Benedick rekindles an old friendship with Leonato’s niece Beatrice.  The stage is set for the ultimate battle of wits to ensue, combined with some intrigue stirred up by Pedro’s bastard brother Don John. Join us for one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies featuring a cast of Shakespeare Project favorites

MOD Pizza Dine & Share Event

Please join us for a fundraiser at Randhurst MOD Pizza all day Tuesday, October 30. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) when you present the promotional flyer. Click here for the flyer. You can also pick up a copy of the flyer at the Library. Funds raised by this event will help the MPPLF provide funding for special programs and projects at the Library that would otherwise be unattainable with tax dollars. Thank you for your support!

AmazonSmile Fundraiser

amazon-smilesYou Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on Amazon.com, 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

Members:

  • 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.