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

Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale 2022

July 04, 2022

Join the Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library for a two-day summer sale featuring deals on books, audiobooks, movies, music, games, and more!

The sale is open to the public and there is shopping upstairs and downstairs, inside the library and in the library parking garage.

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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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Friends Spring Sale a Huge Success

May 20, 2022

The first Friends Book Sale of 2022 was a HUGE success! People turned out in large numbers to shop the huge selection of items in the parking garage and two rooms in the library. We raised more for the Mount Prospect Public Library in two days than we had done previously with many three-day sales before the pandemic.

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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.