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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.

The Irish Heritage Singers, Tuesday, March 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
The Irish Heritage Singers will present their St. Patrick’s Concert, “Portraits of Ireland” featuring choral settings of Irish poetry, contemporary Irish pieces, sing-along pub favorites, and more. The vision of the Irish Heritage Singers is to preserve, perform, and bring to life the cultural heritage of Irish music. The singers perform traditional Irish and Irish-American music as well as songs by contemporary Irish choral composers. Under the direction of Paul Matijevic, the group has appeared at the Irish American Heritage Festival, Celtic Fest Chicago, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Long Grove Irish Fest, Chicago’s Cultural Center, and at the Sligo International Choral Festival in Sligo, Ireland. 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

Remember or Honor a Loved One or Occasion – The MPPLF 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-Draft

The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) 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 MPPLF 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 — Amy Romanelli
  • Vice President — Bill Walters
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych


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

eRecycling Program

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 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.