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Library Services During Closure

The Mount Prospect Public Library continues to take steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19. In adherence to Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order, the Main Library and South Branch buildings are closed until further notice.

The library continues to provide resources to patrons and has enhanced several services available to Mount Prospect residents during the closure.

  • Chat/text with a librarian Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Saturday-Sunday (1-5 p.m.)
    Chat or text: 847-750-4ASK (847-750-4275).
    Online library card applications available to all Mount Prospect residents.
    ● Extended due dates for materials; please hold on to materials until we reopen.
    ● No new fines for checked out materials.
    ● Increased limits for OverDrive e-books and audiobooks.
    ● Increased limits for Hoopla movie stream checkouts.
    ● Increased/extended Wi-Fi signal strength outside the Main Library.
    ● Virtual programming available on YouTube.
    ● Additional FAQs during closure.

Our actions are guided by available science and information from health and infectious disease experts, and the safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority. For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please refer to these important resources:
www.cdc.gov
www.dph.illinois.gov
www.cookcountypublichealth.org

Mount Prospect Public Library Announces Closings

The Mount Prospect Public Library continues to take steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19. In a coordinated effort due to the announcement of local school closures, the Main Library will close Saturday, March 14, at 5 p.m. until further notice. South Branch will close at 3 p.m.

Our actions are guided by available science and information from health and infectious disease experts, and the safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority.

All due dates have been extended for all checked out materials; no new fines will be accrued during this period. Do not return materials while the library is closed. You may keep them until we’re open. Check our website for up-to-date information and library status: www.mppl.org.

You can help:

  • Stay home.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Respect social distancing (keeping 6 ft. away from each other).

We appreciate your understanding as we work to promote the safest environment at the library.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please refer to these important resources.

www.cdc.gov
www.dph.illinois.gov
www.cookcountypublichealth.org

COVID-19 Update and Program Cancellations

The Mount Prospect Public Library continues to take steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19. As a preventive health measure, the Main Library and South Branch have canceled all programs, events, and meetings March 1331. This is in response to the World Health Organization declaring a global pandemic and public health officials advocating social distancing and limiting public gatherings. 

Our actions are guided by available science and information from health and infectious disease experts, and the safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority. 

At this time, the Main Library and South Branch are open for regular serviceBehind the scenes, the Building Services team is taking special care to clean highly touched areas of the library. Plus, no new fines will be accrued from March 12 through March 31. 

You can help: 

  • Stay home and take care of yourself if you are sick (or your child).
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Respect social distancing (keeping 6 ft. away from each other).

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to promote the safest environment at the library. 

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please refer to these important resources: 

www.cdc.gov
www.dph.illinois.gov
www.cookcountypublichealth.org 

Mount Prospect Public Library Releases Annual Report

www.mppl.org/annualreport2019

The Mount Prospect Public Library released its 2019 Annual Report today. The report includes details about services added in 2019, event photos, key statistics and achievements, connections in the community, and the library’s relationship with the Friends and Foundation. A digital copy of the Annual Report is available online (mppl.org/annualreport2019); limited print copies are available at the Main Library and South Branch.

Mount Prospect Public Library Named Top Workplaces 2019

Mount Prospect Public Library Named one of Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces 2019

For the seventh consecutive year, Mount Prospect Public Library has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune has presented the lists for the past 10 years in the Chicago region. Companies with at least 100 employees are eligible to participate.

“We are delighted to earn this recognition,” said Executive Director Su Reynders. “Every day our employees demonstrate a welcoming environment for each other and our Mount Prospect community. Being friendly and approachable is a natural extension of who we are as a Library, and I see it from how our staff works with each other and our patrons.”

The Top Workplace list is based on employee feedback gathered through anonymous surveys administered by the research firm Energage, which specializes in employee engagement. The surveys measure several aspects of workplace culture, including leadership, communication, and working environment.