News Category: Library News

On-site Services Planned for June at MPPL

The Mount Prospect Public Library announces its plan to phase-in on-site services for the public in June. Since closing to the public March 14, the library currently offers a variety of virtual programs and online resources for its patrons.

The plan includes a new service called “Parking Lot Pickup,” as well as home delivery services, tentatively scheduled to begin the first two weeks of June at the Main Library (10 S. Emerson Street).

Specifics to participate in these programs will be detailed on the library’s website, social media, and mailed to residents’ homes later in May. Patrons may place books or other materials, such as DVDs, on hold now. The library encourages all residents to have a library card. To register for a card online, please visit https://bit.ly/MPPLcard. The library has registered hundreds of new users since April using this new online application system.

The library will also announce later in May when patrons can return materials to book drops. All due dates have been extended and no fines have accrued during the closure.

Both the Main Library and South Branch buildings will remain closed to the public, and library employees will begin to work on-site with staggered shifts in late May to prepare for the Parking Lot Pickup, home delivery, as well as other phase-in plans. Staff and administration are working to ensure safety protocols are in place to serve the community with new methods and controls for social-distancing.

The library’s actions are guided by available science and information from health and infectious disease experts, Executive Orders from the Office of Governor Pritzker, and the American Library Association. The safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority.

While the stay-at-home order is in place, the library encourages everyone in the community to stay home and continue to follow the recommendations of public health officials.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please refer to these important resources:
www.cdc.gov 
www.dph.illinois.gov 
www.cookcountypublichealth.org

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.