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Summer Fun at the Library Continues!

It's hard to believe we're reaching the halfway point of summer (and the year 2024!) already. Rest assured there's still plenty of time to have some fun with us at MPPL! From storytime to messy playtime and 3D printing to finger knitting, there will be lots of options for everyone to get their fill of…

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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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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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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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Please Write in These Books

Is your third-fifth grader looking for a fun reading activity? Would they love to talk about the book they are reading with other kids without having to get out of their pajamas? Then bring them to the library to borrow a book from the Margin Project! With a Margin Project book, you don't need to…

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Build and Play Together

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. At various times, play is a way to cope with life and to prepare for adulthood. Playing is a way to solve problems and to express feelings. In fact, play is the real work…

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Family Reading Night poster.

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night is coming to MPPL! On Thursday, November 16, 2023, make a plan to spend time as a family reading!  Mount Prospect Public Library is joining the statewide event, Family Reading Night, with Family Reading Night Kits. These kits will be available while supplies last at the Youth Services Department’s desk starting Monday,…

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Growing Gratitude

Storytime Thoughts from Ms. Sydney I am grateful for October. On chilly October mornings, I look forward to seeing my little Storytime friends arrive at the library in all varieties of adorable cold weather gear. I like to stand at the door to welcome everyone in, giving each child a chance to show off their…

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