What's Going On at BPL in March?
We are pleased to share that we have increased our digital magazine collection and digital magazines now have a new, easier-to-access home with
Libby by Overdrive! 
Click here to access
Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive) or here to see our digital magazines
on this platform.
Adult Services Webinar Highlights
Join us on Zoom in March and learn from these webinars:
Monday, March 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 15 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 29 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Click on the title for a full description and registration information.
We have expanded our youth storytime options!
Check out all we have to offer - no registration necessary.
Our regular weekly storytime continues with stories, songs, games, and fun! Join us each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on our YouTube channel.
New for March is our "I Can Do It!" SEL-Based Storytime for families. This storytime will meet once each month on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Click on the image to learn more about it!
Also new for March is our "Now Boarding: An International Storytime" for families. March will feature the Ukraine. This storytime will meet once each month on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Click on the image to learn more about it!
Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

Click the program title to register:
SAT Practice Test - Saturday, March 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
As always, check our calendar or the the February/March 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 March 31, 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.
Federal and State Tax Forms
The library has common federal income tax forms available to the public. Other forms may be printed at the library.

To order additional federal forms, call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or download forms online at www.irs.gov/forms-instructions.

To order state forms, call teh Revenue Department at 1-800-356-6302 or download forms online at www.tax.illinois.gov.
Join other parents, high school and middle school students, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public. 

Experts @ COD Webinars
Tap into the wellspring of knowledge available right here at College of DuPage. The community benefits from the passion and experience of COD’s enthusiastic faculty, administrators and staff. Expertise is offered through the College’s Speakers Bureau and News Bureau. See www.cod.edu/experts to see the full list of upcoming programming on a variety of subjects, Zoom/program links to join each presentation, and access archived recorded programs. Here are a few of the upcoming programs:

Tuesday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10 | 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17 | 7:00 p.m.
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 February 22, 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 March 31, 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
In order to help protect our patrons and staff, everyone visiting the library must follow these requirements:
  • Building capacity is 50 patrons at a time.
  • Wear a face covering or mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Short visits are recommended, 2-hour time limit with very limited seating is available (1-hour limit in the computer lab).

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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