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    • Library Beam Raising Program, 2003

    • Buildings; Library construction; Mount Prospect Public Library; Rites and ceremonies
    • Program prepared for the Mount Prospect Public Library Beam Raising ceremony held on April 11, 2003 at 10 South Emerson Street in Mount Prospect, Illinois. This ceremony marked the formal beginning of the construction of the library building's...
    • Library Opens--Newspaper Article

    • History, 2000-2009; Libraries; Libraries -- Illinois; Library buildings; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Buildings;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Journal of September 15, 2004 (p. 5A) by Matt Kiefer. It announces the opening of the renovated Mount Prospect Public Library and gives the library's historical background.
    • Edgar Letter, September 1993

    • Anniversaries; Buildings; History, 1990-1999; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter from former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar to Mount Prospect Public Library. It congratulates the library on its 50th Anniversary, September 1993.
    • Mount Prospect Public Library Fact Sheet

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; History, 2000-2009; Library buildings
    • Pamphlet prepared for the opening of the expanded Mount Prospect Public Library in 2004. It offers a detailed description of each part of the building and its services and a brief history of the library.
    • Library is Popular -- Newspaper article

    • Buildings; Library buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Article from the Mount Prospect Times newspaper (December 15, 2005, p. 19) written by Nicole Wagner. It reports on how people are using the Mount Prospect Public Library since its renovation in 2004.
    • Library 50th Anniversary Newspaper Supplement

    • Buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; History, 1990-1999
    • Special supplement of the Daily Herald newspaper published on September 2, 1993. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mount Prospect Public Library. Included are articles and photographs illustrating the history and activities...
    • Mount Prospect Library History

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    • The Mount Prospect Public Library collection includes documents, photographs, and ephemera related to the history and development of the Mount Prospect Public Library from the 1930s to the present. Among these are photographs of each the building...
    • Library Reopens--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; History, 2000-2009; Library buildings; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Article from the Mount Prospect Times newspaper dated September 23, 2004 (p. 3) and written by Danielle Braff. It announces the reopening of the renovated and expanded Mount Prospect Public Library. Descriptions of the facility and photographs...
    • Canvass for Funds--Newspaper Article #2

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from either the Mount Prospect Herald or the Chicago Tribune dated around October 1942. It shows photos of woman's club members canvassing the village for funds to operate the Mount Prospect Public Library.
    • Books Are Weapons--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 21, 1942. It announces that the library board will make a house-to-house canvass of the village seeking donations for the Mount Prospect Public Library. It also encourages residents...
    • Victory Shelf at the Library--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 21, 1942. It lists the titles of pamphlets added to the Mount Prospect Public Library's "victory shelf." This shelf offered materials that helped to explain different aspects of World...
    • Cornerstone Ceremony--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated March 24, 1950. It announces that the cornerstone laying ceremony would be held March 24, 1950 at the site of the Mount Prospect Public Library. A general description of the cornerstone contents is...
    • War Restrictions--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 9, 1942. It offers a description of the services the library offered in 1942 and how the library was funded through donations. Also given are the names of the librarian and members of...
    • Canvass for Funds--Newspaper Article #1

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Chicago Tribune dated October 24, 1942. It includes a photo of members of the woman's club board in Mount Prospect preparing for a canvass of the village to gather funds for the Mount Prospect Public Library.
    • Library Lot Purchase--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the September 24, 1948 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It is a letter from the Library Board asking the people of Mount Prospect to contribute to a fund to be used to purchase a building site for a new library.
    • Library Bond Issue--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the September 9, 1949 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It states that the election for the library building bond issue in Mount Prospect would be held September 27, 1949.
    • Library Election Information, 1943

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Fact sheet prepared by E. H. Cleven of the Mount Prospect Men's Club. It presents information for voters in the April 20, 1943 election for a new public library. Included are data about how taxes are spent for different services in Mount Prospect...
    • Sample Ballot, 1943

    • Ballot; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Sample ballot for the village election held April 20, 1943 in Mount Prospect. This election included the proposition for the institution of a free public library in Mount Prospect and the election of library directors. The winning candidates are...
    • Bond Issue Vote--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the August 25, 1949 issue of the Chicago Tribune. It announces that a special election would be held September 13 in Mount Prospect. Voters would be asked to vote on bond issue to finance a new library building.
    • Mount Prospect Scouts--Newspaper article

    • Boy Scouts; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald which provides information about the different Boy Scout troops in Mount Prospect. All the troops and packs were part of the Northwest Suburban Council. The article dates from the early to mid...
    • Municipal Building--Newspaper article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Municipal buildings;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald discussing issues surrounding the construction of the municipal building in Mount Prospect. The article dates from the mid 1940s.
    • Bond Election for Library Building--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the June 17, 1949 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It announces that an election for a library building bond issue would be held in Mount Prospect. It also mentions that plans for the new library had been prepared.
    • Current Library Favorites

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Clipping from an unnamed library publication which lists books in high demand at major public libraries as of February 1950. These titles were purchased by the Mount Prospect Public Library on March 15, 1950.
    • Library Expansion--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Daily Herald newspaper dated November 23, 2003 (Section 5, p. 1). It relates the progress being made on the expansion of the Mount Prospect Public Library. Laura Luteri, MPPL Board President, and Marilyn Genther,...
    • Letter to Mount Prospect Organizations

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Libraries -- Illinois
    • Original draft of a letter dated January 22, 1943 from the Mount Prospect Men's Club to members of other civic organizations in the village. In it E. H. Cleven, Civci Service Chairman of the club, discusses the Men's Club participation in the...
    • Library Petition Packet, 1943

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Libraries -- Illinois
    • Packet of information including signatures to a 1943 petition seeking the institution of a free public library in Mount Prospect. This packet is addressed to the Village Clerk S. W. Burda.
    • Election Campaign File Cover Letter

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter written by Edmund H. Cleven on May 1, 1943 which accompanied a file of letters, ballots, petitions and other materials related to the work for a tax supported free public library in Mount Prospect. Cleven coordinated this effort.
    • Library Election Sample Ballot, 1943

    • Ballot; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Sample ballot for an election held April 20, 1943. The proposition on the ballot concerns the institution of a tax-supported free public library in the Village of Mount Prospect. The proposition did get approved.
    • Library Reopening--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Daily Herald newspaper of September 14, 2004 (Section 5, pp. 1, 10). It discusses the opening of the expanded library building at 10 S. Emerson Street on September 15. Executive Director Marilyn Genther and Head of...
    • Town Topics, January 1950

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History
    • Short newsletter dated January 1950 prepared by Mount Prospect Mayor M. B. Pendleton. It provides news of Mount Prospect including the announcement that bonds for the new library were delivered to Dixon & Co., the successful bidders. It notes...
    • Library Groundbreaking Ceremony--Library Board

    • Buildings; History, 1970-1979; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Rites and ceremonies;
    • Photograph of the library board members on the day of the library's Groundbreaking Ceremony, April 19, 1975. Left to right: unidentified man; Robert C. Nordl; unidentified man; Mary Ellen Brady; Miriam Star; John W. A. Parsons (Board President).
    • Architects Letter, 1949

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter from J. Mitchell of Childs & Smith Architects of Chicago to E. H. Cleven. The letter is dated November 17, 1949. It concerns the library building planned for the corner of Emerson and Busse Streets in Mount Prospect. The letter includes a...
    • Library Budget, 1940-1950

    • Budget; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Copy of the library budget for 1949-1950. Provided are funds to cover books, building needs, and administration. Also listed is the anticipated income for the year.
    • Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek--Book Cover

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Front portion of book cover for the book Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek by William E. Wilson. The book, published in 1949, was in the library's collection when the cornerstone contents were put together.
    • Bid Request Letter, 1949

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter from Clarence E. Reed of Reed Brothers Plumbing and Heating Engineers to E. H. Cleven dated November 22, 1949. In it Reed requests a copy of specifications and blue prints so the company could submit a bid on the library construction...
    • Donors List

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Typewritten list dated March 24, 1950 of those individuals and organizations whose donated funds helped to pay for the purchase of the library building site. The amount donated by each group is provided. The board treasurer Bertha T. Ehard and...

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