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, Friends has raised more than $838,600 for the Library. This fundraising has has helped the Library offer programs, purchase equipment, and provide services it might not have otherwise been able to support.

Polish Children’s Day Performers

Special events and programs 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

Upcoming Library Events Supported by Friends

September 14, 2022

FanFest and One Book One Village are Friends supported events happening at the Library this October. FanFest is a chance for people of all ages to show their dedication to their favorite fandoms. One Book One Village involves the community reading the same book at the same time and sharing experiences through related programs, discussions, and author events.

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Seeking Friends Book Sale Volunteers

September 08, 2022

Do you love Friends books sales and want to support the Library? We'd love to hear from you! We are looking for volunteers to help set up before book sales, cashier and provide assistance on sale days, and take down after book sales. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

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Friends Accepting Donations

May 20, 2022

We are excited to once again welcome donations of books, movies, music, audiobooks, and games. Don't think you will read that book, watch that movie, or listen to that record or CD again? The Friends will gladly accept your gently used items. Your donations will help support Library programs and initiatives by being included in future Friends book sales.

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Meet the Friends

Children’s books for sale in the Friends Room

Several times a year, Friends sell new and used books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more 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.