The Friends supports programs and initiatives of the Mount Prospect Public Library with funds made possible by generous members and dedicated volunteers.

What We Support

Since 1982 the Friends has raised more than $838,600 for gifts to the Library. This fundraising has provided the Library with equipment, programs, services, and other materials that it might not otherwise be able to purchase.

Polish Children’s Day Performers

Special library programming throughout the year enjoyed by people of all ages

Tetrafoil Mobile

Installations that raise the aesthetic quality of the library and make it a fun place to be

Staff Pat On Back (POB) Winner

Employee support programs that boost staff morale and reward great performance

Recent Friends News

New Friends Self-Service Trolleys

December 02, 2021

Come visit our two new self-service shelves, on the 2nd floor, stocked with individually priced holiday-themed items for children and adults, as well as year-round, gift-quality books/DVDs/CDs/puzzles. Shelves will be restocked as space opens up, so shop early and often!

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First Ever Friends Garage Sale a Huge Success

July 05, 2021

The first ever Friends of the Library garage sale was a huge success. The Friends sold an estimated 16,000 books, DVDs, CDs, and other items. The community turned out in huge numbers with many people taking advantage of the "bag sale" pricing. 

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Support the Library by Shopping Online

October 11, 2020

Do you love the Library and shop Amazon? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to the Friends at no extra cost to you through their AmazonSmile program. 

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Meet the Friends

Children’s books for sale in the Friends Room

Several times a year, the Friends sell new and used books, audiobooks, movies, and music to raise money for library initiatives.

Friends at the Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party

We attract community interest in the library through our presence at Village of Mount Prospect events.