News & Events

Home Depot’s Holiday Light Recycling and Trade-In Event 2015

Ends on Sunday November 15!   Bring in your working or non-working incandescent holiday lights into Home Depot between November … more

Tidy your Home for the Holidays the Green Way

Now’s the time to start thinking about getting your house in order for the holidays. Do you have a bunch of … more

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

Green Programs

Energy Efficiency Program Series in 2016

ComEd Smart Meter

ComEd Smart Meter

In 2016, the Green Committee of the Mount Prospect Public Library will be offering a series of programs on how to save energy and money in your home. We will be partnering with Elevate Energy, a nonprofit that promotes energy efficiency in order to lower costs to the consumer and protect the environment. Our first program on Monday, February 8, 2016 will focus on smart meters including tips on maximizing energy and cost savings. Look for other related programs throughout the year.


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.