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Finding the Right Fit: Preschool and Child Care Information

Stephen Early Childhood Outreach Librarian Even at nearly 40-years-old, I still remember the smell upon entering my preschool classroom: a singularly comforting mix of crayons, fingerpaints, books, and surface cleaner. It’s remarkable to me how much of my own preschool experience has stuck around as core memories. I remember my first preschool teacher, Ms. Jan,…

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The Margin Project cart by the window.

Please Write in These Books

Is your third-fifth grader looking for a fun reading activity? Would they love to talk about the book they are reading with other kids without having to get out of their pajamas? Then bring them to the library to borrow a book from the Margin Project! With a Margin Project book, you don’t need to…

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A father and his daughter paint a playhouse made of cardboard.

Build and Play Together

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. At various times, play is a way to cope with life and to prepare for adulthood. Playing is a way to solve problems and to express feelings. In fact, play is the real work…

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Family Reading Night poster.

Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night is coming to MPPL! On Thursday, November 16, 2023, make a plan to spend time as a family reading!  Mount Prospect Public Library is joining the statewide event, Family Reading Night, with Family Reading Night Kits. These kits will be available while supplies last at the Youth Services Department’s desk starting Monday,…

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Upcoming Youth Events

Upcoming events

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Mount Prospect Public Library - Youth Program Room Combined room 119
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Thu, Feb 29, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mount Prospect Public Library - Youth Program Room Combined room 119
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Thu, Feb 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mount Prospect Public Library - Youth Program Room Combined room 119
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Fri, Mar 01, 12:00am - 11:59pm
Mount Prospect Public Library -
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Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mount Prospect Public Library - Youth Program Room Combined room 119
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Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mount Prospect Public Library - Meeting Room A room 154
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