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Teddy Bear Walk Events

colorful teddy bears

Our annual Teddy Bear Walk is part of an entire month of Teddy Bear celebrations this year! Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt Are you ready for a bear hunt? Come visit the library to find all the colorful bears hidden in the Youth Services department. If you prefer to stay outside you can take a walk… Read more »

Best Books 2021

Zoom Program: Best Books: MPPL's Favorite Children's Books of 2021, Thursday, November 18 from 7 to 8 p.m.

As you gear up for your holiday shopping, look no further than the library for the year’s best books for the children in your life. If you missed the presentation, don’t worry– we recorded it so you can watch it at your convenience and learn all about fabulous fiction and nonfiction titles for preschoolers through… Read more »


Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Together with Baby Storytime

When: Friday, December 03, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging three-week storytime session. Enjoy 20 minutes of rhymes, books, songs, and fun ideas to help your little one learn and grow. Each session will include time to chat with other adults and share what's happening with your baby. This program will be presented using[...]

VIRTUAL Paint Along: Bling Blaine/Pinta Conmigo

When: Friday, December 03, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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For grades 1-5. Paint along an art piece inspired by the book Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade by Rob Sanders and illustrator Letizia Rizzo. We will paint, glitter, and bedazzle a canvas to create a dazzling scene. The library will provide all materials and will contact registered participants when ready for pickup. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must [...]

VIRTUAL Teddy Bear Walk

When: Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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For all ages. Don't miss this "beary" good time as the library celebrates the annual Teddy Bear Walk! Bring along your teddy bear and join us on Zoom for juggling and comedy from Chris Fascione and songs from Parents' Choice Gold Winner Mark Dvorak. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working em[...]

Teddy Bear Walk: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

When: Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

This event will take place in front of Village Hall. For all ages. What's that sound? It's a fire truck, no it's Santa riding on a Mount Prospect Fire Department fire engine! Enjoy a safe, socially distanced visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will greet families in front of Village Hall. Get bundled up, snap a quick picture, then pick up a craft kit to take home, while supplies last. S[...]

New Dial-a-Story Selections

When: Monday, December 06, 2021 at 12:00 AM
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The library is here to read to you, wherever and whenever with Dial-a-Story. Call to listen to stories, jokes, songs, and more. Some items are read by your librarians, and some by other great narrators, but all have been carefully selected by library staff. Play a free pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7. Just call 847-232-8600 and follow the prompts to select the number of what you'd l[...]

VIRTUAL Family Storytime

When: Monday, December 06, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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For ages 6 and younger with their families. Children learn naturally when they read, sing, write, talk, and play! Your friendly library presenters are here to bring special interactive storytimes at home, combining books, songs, and rhymes. Perfect for the whole family. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to recei[...]

VIRTUAL Play & Learn/Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom. Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de Ju[...]

VIRTUAL Mini Movers Storytime

When: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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Join us for a fast-paced musical storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. With music, songs, and dramatic movement, we'll shake our sillies out and have lots of fun! Bring a scarf and shaker if you have them. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information.[...]

VIRTUAL Minecraft Mania: Winter Challenges

When: Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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For grades 2-3. Join us on Zoom to build and decorate using Minecraft's creative mode. A Minecraft Mania Master will demonstrate tips and tricks for building fantastic winter creations. All participants need a device that can access Zoom and a device that can access Minecraft. If playing on a laptop/computer, this can be the same device. Using your own Minecraft account is encouraged. If you [...]

VIRTUAL Minecraft Mania: Winter Challenges

When: Thursday, December 09, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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For grades 4-6. Join us on Zoom to build and decorate using Minecraft's creative mode. A Minecraft Mania Master will demonstrate tips and tricks for building fantastic winter creations. All participants need a device that can access Zoom and a device that can access Minecraft. If playing on a laptop/computer, this can be the same device. Using your own Minecraft account is encouraged. If you [...]

VIRTUAL Together with Baby Storytime

When: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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For children 0-23 months old with an adult. Oh, baby! Connect with caregivers and library staff for an interactive and engaging three-week storytime session. Enjoy 20 minutes of rhymes, books, songs, and fun ideas to help your little one learn and grow. Each session will include time to chat with other adults and share what's happening with your baby. This program will be presented using[...]