Articles filed under Mount Prospect Public Library

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  • Mt. Prospect library receives grant to preserve history Jan 22, 2015 5:56 PM
    The Mount Prospect Public Library has received a state grant that will allow it to continue providing digital artifacts from Mount Prospect's past -- articles, photos, audio clips -- to the Illinois Digital Archives.

  • Polish Storytime Instills Love of Culture Dec 22, 2014 7:38 AM
    Polish Storytime Instills Love of Culture

  • Mount Prospect library collecting books for needy children Nov 23, 2014 4:06 PM
    Give the gift of reading this holiday season by bringing new, unwrapped books for local children ages 6 and younger to the Mount Prospect Public Library through Sunday, Dec. 7. There also will also be a collection box available at the Village of Mount Prospect’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christkindlmarket on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

  • Mt. Prospect library the focus of next Entrepreneur’s Cafe event Oct 30, 2014 4:49 PM
    The public library remains an untapped resource for people thinking about starting their own businesses. That's what Joe Collier, business reference librarian at the Mount Prospect Public Library, will tell those who attend the next Entrepreneur's Cafe in Mount Prospect, the latest in a series of events designed to help prospective business owners get started.

  • Mt. Prospect library friends holding book sale Oct 16, 2014 4:32 PM
    The Mount Prospect Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale will be Friday through Sunday, October 17-19 at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. Revenue from the sales help support various library programs.

  • Interest surges in family history, genealogy travel Oct 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    "Genealogy became a way for people to feel connected to their ancestors. It became a treasure hunt for many people since there is not one absolute way of doing it. Every search is different,” said Anne Shaughnessy, local history and genealogy librarian at the Mount Prospect Public Library.

  • Mt. Prospect librarian has helped guide collection for decades Sep 26, 2014 9:35 PM
    Over nearly three decades spent at the Mount Prospect Public Library, former librarian Sharon Grieger observed a cultural shift in the village, and all from her behind-the-scenes role, in charge of collection development. “We always took into consideration what our patrons were reading,” says Grieger, “and that changed dramatically over the course of my time there.” Library officials have recognized Grieger’s impact by bestowing on her their highest honor, the Founder’s Award.

  • Mt. Prospect library expansion turns 10 Sep 10, 2014 10:14 AM
    This month marks the 10th anniversary of a project more than 15 years in the making — the expansion of the Mount Prospect Public Library. After four unsuccessful tries dating back to 1987, the library received voter approval in 2002 for a $20.5 million expansion of the building

  • Mt. Prospect library to add teen, study space to second floor Aug 13, 2014 8:07 PM
    Mount Prospect Public Library leaders are moving ahead with a plan to renovate the second floor of the library to create additional study/meeting rooms and an enclosed area for teens. The library plans to solicit bids for the project early in 2015. It's expected to cost a little less than $800,000.

  • Mt. Prospect library welcomes new member to board of trustees Jul 10, 2014 5:21 PM
    Sylvia Fulk has joined the Mount Prospect Public Library Board of Trustees, and she will hold that seat until the election in the spring of 2015. Fulk replaces Barbara Burns, who resigend from the board in January after moving out of the village.

  • Wheaton author wins state library association award Apr 18, 2014 1:24 PM
    Joanne Zienty, a resident of Wheaton and the library media specialist at the Forest School Library in Des Plaines, was the first winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award for her book “The Things We Save” at an award ceremony held April 16 at the RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) headquarters in Burr Ridge.

  • Des Plaines, Mount Prospect to host Energy Fair Apr 15, 2014 2:48 PM
    The city of Des Plaines and the village of Mount Prospect invite Des Plaines and Mount Prospect residents to an Energy Fair, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Mount Prospect Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect.

  • Burns resigns Mt. Prospect library board Feb 21, 2014 5:07 PM
    Barbara Burns has resigned from the Mount Prospect Library Board after moving out of town, the library has announced. Burns, elected in 2009 and again in 2013, will be replaced by an appointed trustee.

  • Harold Weary, one of Mount Prospect’s most honored citizens, dies at 105 Feb 18, 2014 10:04 AM
    Mount Prospect lost one of its best-known, most-decorated citizens Friday when Harold Weary, 105, passed away. “We were truly blessed to have him in our community for so long. He was an example to all of us and will be deeply missed,” said village Trustee Paul Hoefert.

  • Meet the ‘queen’ at library fundraiser Oct 4, 2013 5:07 PM
    A Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation fundraiser on Oct. 7 features Barbara Rinella, who brings history to life as Queen Elizabeth, the monarch entering her 61st year on the British throne.

  • Lending of e-books not always easy for suburban libraries Sep 2, 2013 8:00 AM
    Anyone interested in reading author Dan Brown’s latest best-seller, “Inferno,” on a Kindle can download a copy for roughly $13. But for many suburban libraries, downloading that same book so that it can be lent out to patrons costs $85. That’s a hefty difference in price, and it’s one reason why public libraries have had difficulty keeping up with the demand for e-books in the suburbs.

  • Mount Prospect library to host kitchen remodeling seminar Aug 30, 2013 11:47 AM
    “Kitchens From Floor To Ceiling” is the new informational seminar to be presented at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St. at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 10. The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration in advance is requested.

  • Learning to stay safe around dogs Jun 22, 2013 3:34 PM
    Under the guidance of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy and their dogs, young children at the Mount Prospect Public Library learned how to interact safely with dogs at a Saturday morning program.

  • Suburban libraries go digital, add services Feb 17, 2013 10:40 AM
    Libraries across the suburbs have evolved in recent years to stay relevant in an increasingly digital age. Many have incorporated sophisticated new technology that allows users to create digital content. Area libraries have also diversified their programs and devoted more space and resource to teens, among other changes. The result? Near-record circulation levels for many libraries.

  • Barbara Burns: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Barbara Burns, running for Mount Prospect Library Board (6-year Seat)

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