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Raffle Fundraisers

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When it’s raffle time, it’s hard not to notice the beautifully wrapped baskets in the Lobby of the Library. Patrons may purchase raffle tickets for chances to win one or more baskets. Items for the baskets are donated to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation or purchased with donated seed money. The Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle is held in winter, and the Fall Classic Raffle is held in the fall.

Adult Concert Series

Join us for our adult concert series with musical performances throughout the year that everyone will enjoy. From cheerful holiday shows to historical performances of some of music’s most well-known pieces to multimedia experiences, these up-close and exciting concerts are guaranteed to get your toes tapping and might even encourage you to clap and sing along! Seating is limited for each concert and registration is required.

50th Anniversary of Woodstock, Tuesday, July 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Recall that pivotal weekend through songs and images as we celebrate the historic rock festival of August, 1969. A live music performance of the songs of Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, and others will be performed by Dean Milano and includes a slide show featuring many iconic images from the event. Click here to register.

The Legends of Sun Records,Tuesday, August 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sun Records is where Rock ‘n’ Roll was born, so join guitarist Randy Walker as he performs the classic songs and provides some of the history behind the icons that helped create Rock n Roll. Songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others will be featured. Click here to register.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 books before kindergarten

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Why should you and your child read 1,000 books before kindergarten? Not only is reading aloud to your child a valuable bonding experience but it also improves your child’s success in school. By reading just three stories a day with your child, you will have read over 1,000 books in one year. The Library can help you track your journey and recommend titles your child will love. This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.

Its is easy to participate!

  1. Visit the Youth Services desk to register and pick up your reading log.
  2. Check off one star per book.
  3. Check in after every 100 books for stickers and prizes. For completing the program, your child will receive a brand-new book, tote bag, and his or her name on a bookplate inside a Library book.

Remember or Honor a Loved One or Occasion

Peace Sculpture - doves flying around a sphereRemember or Honor a Loved One or Occasion – The Foundation accepts individual or group gifts in memory or in honor of someone. Celebrate the life of a loved one or mark a special occasion with a tribute gift.

Please consult your attorney or financial advisor before making a planned or estate gift.

Who We Are

The Mount Prospect Public Library 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).

The Foundation was established in 1997 to create an endowment for future generations and to help fund Library programs. Our first event was the sponsorship of a children’s program celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage month in the year 2000. Due to our generous donors, since then we have sponsored many special programs, events, artwork, and projects to enhance the Library experience.

Board of Directors:
President – Gail Bajkowski
Vice President – Burt Schultz
Co-Secretary/Treasurer – Nancy McCully and Brian Milem

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