News & Events

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 Farmers’ Market 2014


Green Programs

Reduce Your Waste Line Coming April 20

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Get started changing the earth for the better – one habit at a time. Beginning April 20 through May 31, the Library’s Green Committee challenges the community to tackle behaviors that result in garbage production, from switching to reusable water bottles to recycling more household trash to skipping containers when possible. Stop by the Library lobby and tell us how you are reducing waste in your household. Commit to this pledge for 21 days to be eligible for a drawing. In May, the Green Committee will be bringing you programming, including a discussion of Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash by Edward Humes, centered on helping Mount Prospect residents think about how they can join together to preserve the planet for current and future generations.


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.