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 www.mybpl.org/survey, or at www.mybpl.org/makerspace.
Help us with our Virtual Sticker Board!
Have some fun at home - help us complete our virtual Sticker Board to reveal the image!
Just click here to head to our board and take your turn placing stickers - it's really easy and will reveal a fun image when we're done. No registration needed, just click the link and go!
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 Ancestry.com, CreativeBug and Kanopy.

You can also watch previous programming on our
YouTube channel at your convenience
Click the image to learn more about Solarize Chicagoland
Virtual Computer Programs
Intro to Python
Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of this versatile and popular programming language. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

Virtual Teen Programs
Teen NINTENDO Scavenger Hunt
September 6 - 12

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:
Bang Out a Tune!
Video Premiere - Tuesday, September 8

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.
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 lblount@mybpl.org and the topic will be added to the lessons.
Take It, Make It:
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, September 8

Register for Baby Storytime at Home then pick up your free bag that includes a board book, shaker egg, bottle of bubbles, and booklet filled with lap bounces, fingerplays and songs! Be sure to watch Miss Keri's video on BPL's YouTube channel to get tips on how early literacy is incorporated into this at-home storytime with your baby. Click here to watch the video, available September 8.
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! 
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.
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 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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