In October the lobby will be undergoing renovations to increase efficiency, improve traffic flow, and allow more self-service stations. Neither the Library nor the lobby will need to close during the construction, and all services will be available. And, of course, staff will always be available to assist you.
The renovations will divide the lobby into two service areas: a staffed service desk and a self-service area.
The staffed desk will include both the Registration and Circulation functions, where you can:
- check out materials
- ask questions
- register for programs, and obtain or renew your Library card
The self-service area will contain:
- self-checkout stations
- a shelving area where patrons can pick up held items
- express public computers
The new March / April issue of our Preview newsletter and the Spring 2017 Your Guide are now available. You can also browse previous editions of the Preview and Your Guide.
You already know what a good deal your Library card can be, earning you free access to books, e-books, movies, music, and more. But during National Library Card Sign-up Month in September, your Library card can get you even more! Many local businesses and organizations offer cardholders special deals or small gifts from September 1-30. Stop in the Library for a brochure listing all participating businesses, or find a list here.
Have you seen our latest e-newsletter? Show Your Card, Victorian Cemetery Art, Time Capsule Items Revealed Genealogy Tools, and other upcoming events @ MPPL are featured.
View the e-newsletter here and sign up here.
Pinterest describes itself as “a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests.” But it can also be compared to an online bulletin board. Just like boards that hang on our walls, with Pinterest you “pin” photos and links you find online to different categories, also called “boards.” As with other social media sites, you can follow other pinners. Find and follow our Pinterest account at www.pinterest.com/mpplib.
Due to the generosity of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, patrons can now have a meeting, conference, or webinar in the high-tech Foundation Room on the second floor.
The room seats 10 and is equipped with a Windows 7 computer with a 50” monitor and webcam. The table includes built-in power and monitor (HDMI) connections for patron devices.
Business Librarian Joe Collier recently used the room to present a webinar.
“Compared to working from a cubicle, cramped office meeting room or noisy coffee shop, the Foundation Room–with its tech-savvy setup and calm, comfortable atmosphere–is the perfect environment for conducting video conferences, Skype interviews, giving webinars or simply hosting a professional meeting.”
Use of the Foundation Room is limited to an individual, a business or group needing to use the equipment available in the room. Permitted usage includes: online conferencing, technology-based collaboration, viewing online webinars, online interviews, and presentations.
Reservations for the Foundation Room can only be made by MPPL cardholders and may be made up to a month in advance with no minimum number of people. Noncardholders can use the room on a walk-in basis only. Use of the room is restricted to patrons age 18 and older. Click here for more information and for our conference room policy.
Give one of your rooms a quick, temporary new look with circulating art prints. Find them in the Fiction area or ask staff for help.
We try to offer patrons a wide variety of audiovisual materials, from DVDs and BluRay™ movies to CDs to audiobooks to Playaways®.
There are so many types of media to choose from, and so much to enjoy, that we are raising limits on many of our AV materials. We’re even raising the per family toy limit!
Click here to see the full chart of loan periods, limits, and fines.
We hope that these changes make managing your materials a little easier. If you have any questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk.
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Good news! To better serve patrons, we’ve lowered fines on many items.
All Youth kits will check out for 3 weeks, and all will have fines of 10 cents per day. The exceptions to this new rule are Science-to-Go, STEAM, and Travel Kits, which will have a $1/day fine.
In addition, most items now allow a second renewal, as long as no one has the item requested. Art prints can still only be renewed once.
For more information, call 847/253-5675 or ask a Circulation staff member.