What's Going On at BPL in May?
As always, check our calendar or the the April/May Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!
Explore More Illinois Restarts April 1!
Use the smartest card - your library card - to receive free or discounted admission at participating Chicago area museums and attractions. Explore More Illinois restarts April 1, just in time for spring/summer weekend trips.
See our website or the Explore More Illinois website for more details.
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 June 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.
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.
coming soon:
Summer Reading 2021
Be on the lookout for more information coming in May about our annual Summer Reading Program!

Program runs June 2-July 31, 2021
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. 

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 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
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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