BPL General Information:
The library has resumed normal business hours. All in-person library programs and meeting room reservations are cancelled through October 31, 2020.

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:
  • 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.
  • Please limit your time in the building to 1 hour per visit.

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.
Food collection ends Wednesday, September 30
Bloomingdale Public Library is a collection location for Hunger Action Month throughout September.

Please bring non-perishable food to the library and fill our lobby drop-boxes with materials to feed those in need.
eNews Update
This week the BPL departmental eNewsletters will resume monthly distribution. If you aren't subscribed to get our programming information, click the button below to sign up for any/all of our eNewsletters:

The Shelf Life - Adult Services & Programming - monthly
Teen Territory - Teen Services & Programming - monthly
Kids' Corner - Youth Services & Programming - monthly
Tech Talk - Computer Services & Programming - monthly
BPL Bulletin - library-wide events and general information - monthly or as needed
Digital Almanac - all library programming brochure - every other month
Our annual Community Halloween Party/Open House is on - but will look a bit different this year!

Drive through the Library, Village, Police and Fire Department parking lots to enjoy:
  • Themed guests, roving entertainment, DJ music
  • Display of the annual Trunk or Treat vehicles
  • Police and Fire Department exhibit of emergency and first responder vehicles on display
  • Children will receive a small pumpkin gourd and a treat bag during the drive-thru experience (while supplies last)

Please observe the following guidelines during the event:
  • Remain in your vehicle - NO foot traffic allowed
  • Use caution while driving through the parking lots
  • Vehicles must maintain a safe speed of 5 mph or less
  • Enter off of Fairfield Way approaching from the east into the Library entrance near the gazebo (right turn only)
  • Exit onto Bloomingdale Road heading north (right turn only)

Glenbard Parent Series:
Community Read

Jason Reynolds, author
Library of Congress
Youth Ambassador to Reading
Long Way Down
7:00-8:30 p.m. (virtual event)

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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