What's going on this month at BPL?
The library will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday, July 6 with our normal hours.

The library is closed on Sundays through September 5.

Please note: The outdoor wi-fi will remain on during holiday closings and on Sundays throughout the summer. Access is free and is available 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
There's still time to register for Summer Reading!

Bloomingdale Public Library's Summer Reading Program runs June 1-July 31, 2021. We have challenges, programming, and fun for all ages!

Registration begins June 1. Here's how:
Sign up and log online, by phone (630-924-2730), by email at bdref@mybpl.org, or in person.

Sign up and log online, by phone (630-924-2730), by email at bdref@mybpl.org, or in person.

Sign up and log online, by phone (630-924-2740), by email at bdys@mybpl.org, or in person.

For program details, challenges, and summer programming, visit our summer reading webpage, view our digital guide (the same that was mailed to each household in Bloomingdale), see our section of the Village Almanac, or stop in to pick up a guide in our lobby or at the reference desks in the library.
We are planning outdoor programming for all ages this summer! These programs will be held in the gazebo.

Tuesdays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. - Outdoor Craft Activity for ages 5-12 (drop-in)
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Outdoor Craft for Adults & Teens (drop-in)
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Outdoor Chess Club for ages 8-18 (drop-in)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - Outdoor Storytime for all ages (registration required)

Due to close proximity, face masks are recommended.
Outdoor programs are weather permitting.
coming soon:
the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden
Construction has begun on the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden at the front of our library building. Learn more about this beautiful space and keep up with construction updates by visiting

Construction is tentatively scheduled through September 15.
ELA (English Language Acquisition)/ Clases de ingles
College of DuPage Placement Testing
Bloomingdale Public Library is offering placement testing in the summer for students to register for free online English and Citizenship classes through the College of DuPage. Placement testing will take place on Wednesdays in August at 9:00 a.m. A testing appointment is required. 

Contact the College of DuPage Adult Education Department to register for a testing appointment:
by phone: (630) 942-3697
by email: ela@cod.edu

Please note no food, drink, or children are allowed in the testing room. 
Take a look at our YouTube channel for:
program recordings | computer classes
youth storytimes | craft videos for all ages
Check it out and join the fun!
As always, check our calendar or the the June/July Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!
Ancestry Remote Access Extended!
Work on your family history at home with Ancestry Library Remote Access. With your BPL card you can access our Ancestry Library account off-site through September 30, 2021.

Click here for access - you just need your library card number and PIN.

For more genealogy help, consider joining our Genealogy Club virtual meetings. Click here for more information.
eNews Update
The Bloomingdale Public Library has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We publish monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin) - this is also published 'as needed' to let you know of important announcements and updates
  • Adult Services (The Shelf Life)
  • Youth Services (Kids' Corner)
  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

Click the link below to update your subscription or add a new email address.
BPL General Information:
Bloomingdale Public Library will remain open during our regular hours. The procedures we currently have in place fit within the state's updated guidelines (which were updated June 11, 2021). We will continue to offer in-person services such as reference help and book/DVD checkouts, as well as virtual programming, until further notice. Feel free to contact the library with any questions at (630) 529-3120 or email bdref@mybpl.org.

Our meeting rooms are closed through June 30, 2021.

We will be following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state's Restore Illinois plan as we expand our services in the future. Please see www.mybpl.org/covidinfo for future updates.

Entry Requirements
Illinois has moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan, so the Library has updated our building rules accordingly:
  • If you are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in the Library.
  • If you are not vaccinated, masks are strongly recommended. If you do not have a mask, one is available upon request.
  • Special mask rules may apply for programming; please see the program description or contact the Library for more details.
  • As a reminder, some patrons and staff will choose to continue wearing masks for various reasons. We ask that everyone show grace and understanding to each individual.
  • Capacity limits have been removed.
  • Short visits are encouraged, but there are no time restrictions for Library or Computer Lab visits.
  • Social distancing is recommended by not required.
  • Hand sanitizers remain available throughout the library.

Virtual Programs: Enjoy our virtual programming via FacebookYouTube, and Zoom.

Online Services: Many services are available at any time from home: library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning.

Questions: Please check our FAQ or contact us.
Latest Updates: Check our websiteFacebook page, or by signing up for our eNewsletters.
PLEASE remember that, at this time, we are NOT accepting material donations of any kind. Do not leave boxes of books, papers, DVDs/CDs, etc, outside our doors. We are not able to bring these materials indoors, and left outside they are a hazard and will be damaged by weather. Please hold materials until an announcement is made after we reopen that we are once again accepting donations. We thank you for your patience.
Zoom a Librarian
Need some help with our Library eBooks, streaming movies, databases, or other services? Set up a one-on-one Zoom appointment with us, and a librarian will teach you via video chat.

To make an appointment, call us at 630-924-2730 and leave a voicemail or email us at bdref@mybpl.org
Rent a Tech...from home!
Want 1 on 1 computer assistance on any topic? Call Sean at
630-924-2766 to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with someone in our Computer Services department. 
Wi-Fi Extended throughout Parking Lot
BPL has installed an exterior Wi-Fi antenna to our building so that our Wi-Fi signal now extends throughout our parking lot and Gazebo area. Residents without home Wi-Fi may now use this resource for remote learning, downloading of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more. We have designated the back row of our parking lot as the official Drive-Up Wi-Fi location and is signed as such. Please remember to keep up social distancing rules. Remember that this is a parking lot that is still used by the Village of Bloomingdale and others, so observe all safety precautions as normal. Wi-Fi is availabe 8:00am to 10:00pm every day.
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