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.
Want 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 ninth annual Fall Classic Raffle wrapped up with the announcement of ten winners on Sunday, October 15. The drawing took place in the lobby in the company of several hopeful patrons.
Thank you to all the organizations, businesses, volunteers and individuals who generously supported the event, and congratulations to all the winners!
The winners are:
Giving Thanks — Gail L., Des Plaines
Star Wars Reads — Angie F., Mount Prospect
Garden Party — Cindy H., Mount Prospect
Bundle of Joy — Margaret B., Mount Prospect
Fall Football Fanatic — Dawn B., Mount Prospect
C’est Fantastique! — Danielle H., Mount Prospect
Halloween Spooktacular — Robert S., Mount Prospect
A Taste of Fall — Terry R., Mount Prospect
South Branch Basket — Paco M., Mount Prospect
Grand Prize Winner: Hamilton Tickets — Margaret B., Mount Prospect
You 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!
Join us for a cup of coffee and a lively round of current events on Friday evenings throughout the year. Sponsored by MPPLF, these informal gatherings, known as Coffee & Conversation, provide an open, nonpartisan forum for community members to share their views. The discussions are moderated and strive to encourage a greater understanding of diverse viewpoints. Upcoming Coffee & Conversation discussions will be held on October 20 and November 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
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
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|
Recycle 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.