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Summer Reading 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path!


The Mount Prospect Public Library summer reading program takes place from June 1 through August 15!

This summer, explore your world as you read beyond the beaten path! Join the summer reading program at the Mount Prospect Public Library and get prizes just for reading!

Starting June 1st, you can register online, through the Beanstack app, or in person at the library; the youth program is for children in grades 5 and younger, including babies and toddlers.

Once you register, all you need to do is count the number of days you read, or someone reads to you. Check in at the library after every 10 days of reading and get a prize, such as a magnifying glass, or binoculars. Once you’ve completed 30 days of reading, come back in to get a book to keep, and a chance to win a grand prize!

Grand prize baskets include Maker Madness, Family Games, World Explorer, Outdoor Fun, and a basket for babies and toddlers. Grand prize winners will be announced on July 31st. Reading doesn’t stop after you reach 30 days—keep reading and checking in for additional prizes. Y

ou can also participate in activities at the Main Library or South Branch, such as attending a program, completing a scavenger hunt, taking a walk outdoors, and more! You can also try your luck with our guess how many contest.

Hike on over to the library to sign up for summer reading, starting June 1st!

How to Reduce Waste: Composting and Green Cleaning


The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability’s Community Outreach Coordinator Kate Carney will join us to discuss ways to reduce food waste at home. Learn the basics to compost at home, the proper paths to dispose household hazardous waste, and how to make your own green cleaning products. This program is followed by a Q&A session.

MPPL Celebrates One Year Being Fine Free


It’s been one year since we went fine free, and we think that’s worth celebrating! Head of Circulation Janine Wisniewski discusses why we decided to eliminate late fees, some misconceptions about being a fine free library, and why she thinks it is one of the best decisions the library has ever made!

Find about about Fine Free at our Fine Free FAQ

Cannabis Access in Illinois


Tightly regulated cannabis is now available to all adults over 21 and provided to over 150,000 registered medical cannabis patients in Illinois. Join Kirsten Velasco and learn about the specifics of the laws, economic and employment opportunities, tax revenue allocations, and wellness strategies.

Making the Most of Medicare


Understanding the many aspects of Medicare programs can be challenging. Enza Haas, Benefit and Advocacy Coordinator at the Kenneth Young Center, will walk you through the selection process and provide tips for making the most of your options.