Mount Prospect Public Library Earns Two Honors

The Mount Prospect Public Library (MPPL) is pleased to announce that it was recently honored by two organizations.

The Library has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces for 2015. This is the third consecutive year that the Library has been named to this list. The Library was also named a Star Library by Library Journal, a publication that serves public and school libraries.

Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The Library was ranked in the small category, which represents workplaces with fewer than 250 employees.

MPPL employees were surveyed in June and said they felt appreciated, believed in the organization's ethics, and liked working with the public.

"We are always looking toward the future, embracing new technologies, and making a library visit a positive experience for our patrons," one employee said in the comments section of the survey. "We are here for the community."

The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 12. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

Library Journal Star Libraries

Library Journal covers technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns for public, academic, and institutional libraries. Library Journal reviews public library data reported to the government—including visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use per capita—and ranks the best-performing libraries within budget categories. Mount Prospect Library placed 35th out of the 209 libraries listed in the $5-9.9 million/year operating expenditures category.

Mount Prospect was one of 19 libraries in Illinois listed this year. Library staff extend congratulations to neighboring libraries who made the list as well.

For more information about the Mount Prospect Public Library, please call Carol Morency at 847/590-3216.

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