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Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2022


Did you know that on average, close to 4,000 books are published for children every year? To help you find the best books for the kids in your life, we read as many as we could and selected our favorite ones. Whether you need a book to read aloud to your class, a graphic novel to make a fifth grader laugh, or a nonfiction book for a kid obsessed with science, we’ll have some books for you. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.

Check out Our Favorite Books in our catalog!:

Once Upon a Fairy Tale (Winter Reading Program 2023)


Enchantment and magic await at the library! Come get lost in a fairy tale adventure, complete activities, and earn prizes! Join the Winter adventure this February and enjoy all the library has to offer:  books, activities, and games!

All children 5th grade and younger–even babies and toddlers–can read and complete activities to earn prizes all month long.

Activities include:
– Listen to an audiobook
– Read a book to a pet
– Build a blanket fort
– Write your own fairy tale
– Check out a folktale book
– Send a card to a loved one

For every five activities you complete, stop into the Main Library or the South Branch to get a prize!

Prizes include:
– Fairy tale finger puppets,
– Fidget bracelets,
– Light up rings,
– And more!

Complete all the activities and pick out a book to keep!

The Winter Adventure Challenge takes place from February 1st through the 28th, so visit us often!  See you at the library!

(Para Español)

Song: “Snow Is Coming” from Purple Planet Music
License: CC BY (

Érase un Cuento de Hadas (Una Aventura de Invierno 2023)


¡Encantamiento y magia te esperan en la biblioteca! ¡Piérdete en una aventura de cuento de hadas, completa actividades y gana premios! Únete a la aventura de invierno este febrero y disfruta de todo lo que la biblioteca tiene para ofrecer: Audiolibros, juegos, diversión familiar y más.

Todos los niños de 5 grado y menores, incluyendo los bebés y niños pre-escolares, pueden leer y completar actividades para ganar premios durante todo el mes.

Actividades incluidas:
– Escuchar un audiolibro
– Leer un libro a una mascota
– Enviar una tarjeta a un ser querido
– Alquila un libro de no ficción sobre tu animal favorito
– Alquila un libro de un cuento popular

¡Cada vez que completes cinco actividades, visita la Biblioteca Principal o la Extensión del Sur para obtener un premio!

Los premios incluyen:
– Títeres de dedo de cuento de hadas
– Pulseras antiestrés
– Anillos con lucecitas
– ¡Y más!

¡Completa todas las actividades y elige un libro para quedártelo!

La aventura de invierno se llevará a cabo del 1 al 28 de febrero, ¡así que comencemos! ¡Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Song: “Snow Is Coming” from Purple Planet Music
License: CC BY (

Job Search Essentials for 2023


New year, new job? If you are thinking about changing careers, switching jobs, or just polishing up your resume, this session is for you. Join Gene Flynn of the Barrington Career Center to learn what trends job seekers must be aware of to thrive in the job market this year.

Maximizing Financial Aid and Scholarships


Applying for financial aid and scholarship funding can be complicated and overwhelming with the potential to impact the finances of both students and parents. Jennifer Stewart from the College of DuPage Office of Student Financial Assistance will offer clear answers on how to maximize available financial aid, find scholarship opportunities and identify which student loans are right for you for both two- and four-year colleges.