News & Events

Arlington Heights Spring Sweep Recycling Day

The Village of Arlington Heights is sponsoring a Spring Sweep Recycling Day. The 3 recycling stations include: document shredding; electronics … more

Start Saving Your Personal Care Product Packaging

Starting April 20 Mount Prospect Public Library will be collecting hair care, skin care, and cosmetic product packaging to be recycled … more

Fill Your Pantry Event

KYFChicago (Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer) is organizing their Second Annual Fill Your Pantry event at the Paper Crown … more

Green Programs

Seedlings on the Second Floor and Reduce Your Waste Line

waste line LOGO1Check out the latest seedling crop at the Information Desk on the second floor!

photo (68)This year we are growing mostly herbs, marigolds and vegetables. If all goes as planned, we hope to include healthy plants in a raffle for participants who complete the Green Committee’s Reduce Your Waste Line program. We will be having lots of events and programs this coming May, so check the Calendar , come to your Library and learn what you can do to reduce the amount of trash you produce in your (69)


This website has been created and maintained by the Mount Prospect Public Library staff and is a project of the Library’s Green Committee.  The Green Committee’s role is to promote and develop green initiatives within the Library and in the community.  The committee plans an annual “Green Farmers’ Market” at the Mount Prospect Lion’s Club Farmers’ Market (with assistance from the village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department). Each year a theme is chosen; examples include organic gardening/composting, alternative energy and transportation. At this event,  community experts relevant to the chosen theme are invited to discuss, promote, demonstrate the benefits of a greener lifestyle to the market attendees.