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Storywalk: May 1st through 25th. Visit Clearwater Park to join the fun!

March over to StoryWalk!

MPPL is excited to bring you another great picture book to read as you enjoy one of Mt. Prospect’s great parks! From May 1- 31, march over to Clearwater Park (1717 W Lonnquist Blvd) to enjoy reading We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner while you walk around the trail! If you and your family…

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A handful of smiling kids lay on their stomachs on the grass.

Countdown to Summer Fun!

Starting June 1, you can log reading and earn prizes in our Summer Reading Challenge! And, we invite you to join us at our programs. They’re community-building! Literacy-centered! Child-focused! And just plain feel-good.

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Día del Niño (Children's Day).

Día del Niño

Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, is a special day celebrated annually on April 30 in Mexico, and it has become a beloved tradition in the United States. Besides Monther’s Day and Father’s Day, children have their special day too! On Día del Niño, children should feel special and loved. In Mexico and other Latin countries, festivals, music shows, magicians, and special events are hosted for children on this day.

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Three schoolgirls sitting and looking at a book.

Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2023

Did you know that on Thursday, February 15th, we’re going to reveal the list of Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2023? We are, and we’re so excited to share them with you! How did we choose our favorite books? First we read a lot. We looked for books with great writing and beautiful art. We also…

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Youth Recommendations

  • LGBTQ History
  • Celebrate Pride
  • Caribbean-American Heritage
  • Pride Books for Tweens
  • Pride Picture Books


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