In accordance with the April 23rd announcement of Governor Pritzker's extension of the Stay at Home order, the library building will be closed until further notice. All in-person library programs and meeting room reservations are canceled through May 31, 2020. Find our latest updates on our website ,   Facebook page , or by signing up for our  eNewsletters
Questions:  For help while the library building is closed, please check our  FAQ  or email
Virtual Programs :  Enjoy our virtual programming via  Facebook YouTube , and  Zoom
Online Services :  Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including  library card registration eBooks and downloads online learning , and more. 
BPL News
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.
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
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. 
National Library Week
Show your support for BPL by printing out this coloring sheet (click the image for a full-size pdf)! Color it however you'd like, take a pic and post it to your social media (or ours!) with the hashtags #SupportMYBPL | #LibrariesStrong | #BloomingdaleStrong (also printed on the coloring sheet). Then hang it in your window to show your support!
Virtual Programs and Digital Resource Update
Adult Services has been working to bring our usual range of programming to the virtual world. Keep a look out for more information as available.
Virtual BPL Book Chat
Wednesday, May 6
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Library staff will share what they've been reading and recommending in a Zoom chat. Join us to share what you've been reading at home and ask what you should read or listen to next. All you'll need is a computer, tablet, or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration required , limited to 20 people.
Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine
Weekly on Thursdays - April 30 through May 28

We will post a recipe and YouTube link on our website and Facebook page . It will be available for you to watch the entire day on Thursday before the video is taken down, so you can watch at a time that is convenient for you. No registration necessary.
Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show
Featuring Kaleen Dolan
Thursdays in May, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Kaleen Dolan will be performing themed piano shows via Facebook Live for our BPL audience! She will be taking your requests on Facebook Live every week with themed shows to keep you and your families entertained while you are staying safe at home. Gather the family around and sing along to some of your favorites each week on Facebook Live! (Facebook account not required). See our calendar here and our Facebook event here .

May 7 - 80's | May 14 - Disney | May 21 - ICONS | May 28 - 70's
Art Class for Adults: Drawing the Natural World
Tuesday, May 12
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join us on Zoom to learn about nature illustration and create your own drawings with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Space limited to 10 people, registration required .
Online Resources:

Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service which lets users access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through the library. Get instant access to your favorite magazines on mobile devices with the Flipster app or on your computer by visiting
Virtual Weekly Storytimes & Programs
Youth Services has been recording virtual storytimes and programs to be shown on our YouTube channel.

As virtual programs begin to be more plentiful, check our calendar and our Facebook events for more details and availability.
Virtual Program:
Mother's Day Gifts for Mom
Monday, May 4
1:00-1:15 p.m. (then available any time)
on YouTube
Virtual Program:
Happy Books, Happy Cooks Storytime
Monday, May 4
7:00-7:15 p.m. (then available any time*)
on YouTube 
Virtual Program:
Storytime with Miss Leslie
Wednesday, May 6
10:00-10:30 a.m. (then available any time*)
on YouTube 

*due to copyright restrictions, our storytime videos are not available indefinitely and will be removed based on agreements with publishers
Coming Soon:
Now that the weather is getting nicer, keep an eye out for an updated book on the Storybook Trail at Circle Park! We hope to be out soon to give you a fun new book to read while enjoying a walk outside.
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