News Category: Library News

South Branch Reopens to Public

South Branch reopens today with capacity limits. Patrons may check out materials, as well as use scanning, printing, and copying services. No computer services are available at this time.

For contactless options, the library also offers Parking Lot Pickup.

New Hold Lockers Unveiled at MPPL

The library announces the addition of Hold Lockers for convenient 24/7 material pickup available to Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders. The green lockers are located outside the lower-level entrance of the Main Library parking garage. The library holds items for five days. 

To use the service, patrons may choose the lockers as a pickup location when placing items on hold using the MPPL app or website. The user receives an email, text, or phone notification when materials are ready for pickup from the lockers. Users will need to input their library card number and pin on the touch screen or scan their barcode using the app to open the locker door to access items. Materials may be in multiple lockers, depending on number of items and size. 

Some items may not be eligible for pickup from hold lockers, including interlibrary loan materials or larger items. 

South Branch Temporary Closure

South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will be temporarily closed January 3-7. The Main Library remains open. South Branch shares space with the Village of Mount Prospect’s Community Connections Center, which will be closed for two weeks as a result of rising COVID-19 cases.

Patrons who regularly use South Branch are encouraged to pick up materials at the Main Library until further notice, including using Parking Lot Pickup. Check for updates.

New Online Catalog Features

Enjoy a sleek new design for desktop or mobile use and search results with complete format lists now available online. The updated online catalog can help locate books, movies, music, and other items from our circulating collections.  

Looking for “The Great Gatsby”? We now list the book, audiobook, e-book, and DVD formats together, just a click away to place the desired item on hold. 

Access the library on the go with the Mount Prospect Public Library app. Manage your account, search the catalog, place holds, use your digital library card, sign up for a program, access e-resources, and chat live with a librarian. 

MPPL Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Colors Your World

Read, explore and create with the Mount Prospect Public Library this summer and discover a world of fun! The all-ages Summer Reading Challenge takes place June 1-Aug. 15. The more you read, the more chances you have to earn prizes.

Participants can track their progress electronically using the Beanstack app or website, or with a paper log available for pickup at the library or print at home from the website.

Children can count their days read or days someone reads to them to earn prizes and a chance to win a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Teens are invited to join Team Corgi or Team Dragon to compete and earn tickets toward prizes.

Adults can choose any books to read, including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, young adult books, Playaways, audiobooks, e-books, and e-audio. For every book read, earn an entry for a grand prize drawing ticket.

For more information, visit the Summer Reading Challenge page, stop by the library, or call 847-253-5675 (South Branch 847-590-4090).