Video Category: Reading Programs

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
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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 (

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!

Summer Reading 2020: The Spectacular Reading Race!

For all ages! Join MPPL this summer for The Spectacular Reading Race summer reading challenge, June 1st through August 31st. Things are a little different, but the staff at MPPL have lots of ideas!

To register for the challenge, go to

Be sure to check our blogs for activity suggestions, and reach out to staff with any questions. Happy summer reading!