News & Events

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 Farmers’ Market 2014


What’s In Your Personal Care Products?

Personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cosmetics can contain almost any ingredient the company wishes to use, … more

Green Programs

Seed Starting Project: Poor cucumber plants!

According to an article in the Daily Herald this past Sunday, powdery mildew is a big problem this year for lots of gardeners: Prevention essential to reducing powdery mildew in crops.

Unfortunately our cucumber plants succumbed but there are still a few cucumbers holding on–we will let them grow for a little while longer. We plan on replacing them with kale and chard seedlings in the next week or so. August 27, 2014

Our poor cucumbers!

Our poor cucumbers!


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.