Articles filed under Mount Prospect Public Library

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  • 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)

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

  • Mt. Prospect library helps residents declutter their homes Dec 25, 2012 2:00 PM
    After all the gift-opening and party-hosting that take place during the holidays, many people's homes tend to look cluttered and messy. If the mess seems a bit overwhelming, consider attending an upcoming program at the Mount Prospect Public Library. Professional organizer Michelle Prima of Prima By Design Inc. will talk about de-cluttering the home, including troublesome areas like the kitchen, garage and bedroom closet.

  • Cut the budget for Mt. Prospect library Oct 29, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Wade Kiess says the Mt. Prospect library should cut its budget 10 percent, and suggests "library programs should be fee-based like the park district programs."

  • Scout’s passion for chess prompts Eagle project Oct 25, 2012 12:15 PM
    Matthew J. Wiewel of Troop 34 in Arlington Heights was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor Sept. 30 at the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

  • Mt. Prospect Library marks Banned Books Week Sep 30, 2012 5:11 PM
    The Mount Prospect Public Library is encouraging residents to “check out a book someone else doesn’t think you should read.” The library is celebrating 30 years of liberating literature during Banned Books Week, ongoing now through Oct. 5.

  • Mt. Prospect holds entrepreneurship meeting Aug 15, 2012 1:14 PM
    Potential and existing businesses in Mount Prospect are invited to a Business Roundtable Discussion to share experiences and build their professional networks 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Mia's Cantina Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar, 143 W. Prospect Ave.

  • Mt. Prospect library happy with response to new website Jul 20, 2012 11:54 AM
    A month after launching a redesigned website, Mount Prospect Public Library leaders say they're happy with the overall response from the public. "A few people have told us they like the old one better, but overall, the reaction has been very positive," said Cathy Deane, deputy director for public service.

  • Mt. Prospect mourns longtime community contributor Jul 13, 2012 3:58 PM
    George Luteri, one of Mount Prospect's Shining Stars for his vast amount of community leadership, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 63. "George was one of those quiet guys who does a lot for a community and without whom many things wouldn't have gotten done," said village Trustee Paul Hoefert. "He is certainly going to be missed."

  • Mt. Prospect library redesigns website Jun 27, 2012 2:48 PM
    The Mount Prospect Public Library launched a completely redesigned website last week.

  • Mount Prospect library hosts free pet health seminar Jun 18, 2012 6:00 AM
    Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, will present an educational seminar titled, "Your Guide To A Happy & Healthy Pet" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Mount Prospect Public Library. The seminar is free and open to the public.

  • Mount Prospect library launches new checkout system Jun 5, 2012 11:31 AM
    Express Checkout, a new, timesaving option for checking out library materials was rolled out earlier this month at the Mount Prospect Public Library and early reviews indicate patrons are finding the do-it-yourself technology easy and convenient to use.

  • Mount Prospect Public Library pioneers youth science program May 21, 2012 6:00 AM
    A program developed at the Mount Prospect Public Library to generate early interest in math and science has proved so successful that it is being expanded into an eight-state region.

  • A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning Mar 18, 2012 7:03 AM
    The Read to Learn program has helped thousands of residents across the suburbs improve their literacy skills, earn their U.S. citizenship and reach their goals. As the suburbs have become more diverse, the program finds great demand from residents working on their English skills and hoping for a better life.

  • Ten years after expansion, Mt. Prospect library sees record circulation Jan 11, 2012 10:48 AM
    The Mount Prospect Public Library experienced its highest circulation ever in 2011, something library leaders attribute to the economy and technological changes such as e-books. The surge in demand for library services occurs as the 10th anniversary of the expansion of the library building nears.

  • Mount Prospect center a hit with nearby residents Oct 8, 2011 8:32 PM
    Mount Prospect officials say that the first two years of the Community Connections Center, a resource for library, municipal and educational services on the south end of the village, have been a strong success. The center caters to a large immigrant population, including many Latino residents.

  • Mount Prospect helping residents go green Aug 25, 2011 4:14 PM
    The village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Public Library will work together this fall to hold a series of educational programs regarding the environment and living a "green" lifestyle. The programs will be paid for with a federal grant awarded to the village in 2009.

  • Mount Prospect library closed due to flooding Jul 23, 2011 5:07 PM
    Flooded parking garage forced Mount Prospect Public Library to close Saturday and Sunday. Staff hopes to reopen Monday.

  • Mt. Prospect store, library to give out free comics Apr 28, 2011 9:09 AM
    In honor of national Free Comic Book Day on May 7, Comix Revolution in Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Public Library will give away free comic books. Free Comic Book Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary, when comic shops around the world hand out designated free comics from various publishers to attendees on the first Saturday in May.

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