Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Blog

What We Support

How do the Friends help to improve the Mount Prospect Public Library?

The support of the Friends helps to enhance your library experience by

  • Giving the library the flexibility to implement new, unbudgeted program ideas throughout the year
  • Raising the aesthetic quality of both the main library and the south branch
  • Promoting helpful, friendly customer service through our sponsorship of employee support programs

Polish Children’s Day Performers

Tetrafoil Mobile

Pat On Back (POB) Winner

Since 1982 the Friends has raised more than $735,000 for gifts to the Library. The Friends fundraising efforts provide the Library with equipment, programs, services and other materials that it might not otherwise be able to purchase.


Who Are the Friends?

An 501(c)3 organization of volunteers who promote literacy within the community and generate funds to support library programs and initiatives.

Our Mission

  • To enhance your library experience by financially supporting the Mount Prospect Public Library initiatives and programs
  • To promote community spirit by building a fun and dedicated volunteer and membershipgroup
  • To improve literacy within the community and the underserved