Summer Reading 2020
Prize Pick-up

All Summer Reading Program registrants can stop by the library to pick up your prizes. Prizes for children 6th grade and younger are at the Youth Services Desk downstairs, while prizes for teens and adults are at the Adult Reference Desk on the main level. Prizes will be available through September 5, 2020.
BPL Makerspace
While our building has been closed to the public, we've been hard at work creating a new makerspace in the library.

We're asking for your input on what you’d like to see in YOUR makerspace, including equipment and instruction, as well as what types of hours would suit your needs. A survey can be found at, or at
Digital Resource & Programs
We have been working to bring our usual range of information and programming to the virtual world. Keep a look out for more information as available.
Click here for updates on accessing your favorite databases from home,
like, CreativeBug and Kanopy.

You can also watch previous programming on our
YouTube channel at your convenience
Virtual Art Class: Draw the Natural World - Autumn Edition
Tuesday, September 8
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom to learn about nature illustration and create your own Autumn inspired drawing 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. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants, teens are welcome to register. register here 
Glenbard Parent Series

GPS presents distinguished speakers who share real-world parenting skills to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create, and think critically.
Programs are free and open to the public. 

Virtual Computer Programs
Internet Calling
Monday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn different options for connecting over the internet. Google Voice, internet-based phone services (e. g. Magic Jack), and video chat systems like Zoom will be discussed. This class will be available on our YouTube channel.
Digital Archiving
Monday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn to convert VHS tapes, 35mm slides, documents, and photos into digital files. Great for record keeping and making it easier to share memories.

This class will be available on our YouTube channel.
Virtual Teen Programs
Scavenger Hunt
August 30 - September 5

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen, grades 7-12. Click Here to Start!
Virtual Weekly Youth Storytimes & Programs
As virtual programs begin to be more plentiful, check our calendar and our Facebook events for more details and availability.
Virtual Program:
Wednesday Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
(then available any time*) on YouTube
*Copyright restrictions only allow our storytime videos to be shown for a limited time and will be removed based on agreements with publishers.
Virtual Program:
Bang Out a Tune!
Monday, August 31

Music and movement will help keep the wiggles and sillies out this school! Register and pick up a kit to decorate your own mini-rhythm board, then tune in to our YouTube channel on September 8 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun musical program to wiggle, jiggle, and chase the sillies.
Take It, Make It:
American Girl Party
Monday, August 31

Join us in celebrating the launch of our American Girl Doll circulating collection! Register for a party kit to pick up on Monday, August 31. Each kit will include American Girl themed crafts, snacks, coloring sheets, and trivia questions.
Take It, Make It:
Free Comic Book Giveaway!
Monday, September 14
Grades K-6

Free Comic Book Day might be late this year, but it's still happening! Come to Youth Services to claim your surprise bundle of free comics, activities, and crafts! 
Tech Time Online:
How Do I School Online? Google Docs Secrets
Week of September 6-12

Grades 3-6

Using a Google Classroom, children can access different lessons to get computer help online. We will cover the basics of Google Drive and give them some secrets to success. We will also cover some other fun ways to tune up children’s computer skills.  If there is a question that is not covered by the lesson, submit it to and the topic will be added to the lessons.
Outdoor Kids' Activities
Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Calling all detectives: Join our Outdoor Scavenger Hunts! Each month a new page will be in the new box to the left of our front door. Grab your sheet, look for the matching images, unscramble the clues and spell the mystery word! Once you've found all of the clues and solved the puzzle, bring your sheet to the Youth Services Desk to receive a prize!
Kindness Rocks
Take a walk along Fairfield Way and check out our Kindness Rock Garden!
Take one for inspiration,
Share one for motivation,
Leave one to help our garden grow!
Take It, Make It - Kid's Craft Kits
Want to create a craft? Each week, staff will design new craft kits for 24/7 pick-up at our library craft container along Fairfield Way. Stop by anytime to take a kit to make at home!
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.

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

Online Services: Many services are available online when the building is closed: 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
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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