For more information, click here for the full brochure or go to www.mybpl.org/srp for details and online registration.
Curbside Service is now Open!
We've been busy putting new procedures in place, training, and making sure we have all of the equipment we need to keep both patrons and staff safe, and and are now ready to offering Curbside Pickup Service!

How Bloomingdale Public Library Curbside Service Will Work:
This is a pickup service only - all materials must be put on hold prior to pickup. Patrons can place holds by calling 630-924-2730 or by logging in to our website at www.mybpl.org. Once your hold is received, processed, and ready for pickup, you will be notified. You can then come during curbside hours to pick up your holds.

Hours are:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday - 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

When you arrive for pickup, please:
  • put your car in park
  • call Circulation at 630-924-2750 to let them know which of the 3 Curbside spots you are in
  • open the trunk
  • stay in your car

Staff will bring your hold items out, place them in your trunk, close your trunk, and you can be on your way!

At this time, Curbside Service is being prioritized for Bloomingdale cardholders to maximize efficiency and safety. Please contact your home library for information regarding services they are offering or plan to offer in the future.

Book Drop CLOSED SUNDAY, 5/31 for parking lot repairs

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.
What are we doing about disinfecting our collection?
Based on CDC guidelines, we are following recommendations from the Northeast Document Conservation Center. We quarantine all materials returned to BPL for a minimum of 72 hours. Click here for the NDCC full guidelines.
Virtual Programs Survey
Please take our survey about available and future virtual programming at Bloomingdale Public Library. We value your feedback! Click here to go directly to the survey .
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.
Claude Money and the Story of Impressionism
Monday, June 1
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Lecture
 
A founding member of the Impressionists, Claude Monet found inspiration in scenes of modern life and in the French landscape. His travels to England and Italy led to paintings featuring landmarks in London and Venice. In this lecture, learn about Monet’s career and his favorite series subjects including train stations, grain stacks, poplars, and waterlilies.
 
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this lecture. Mishur is co-owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; boutique art and culture tours in the United States; and lectures on a wide range of subjects. A popular speaker about art historical and travel topics, he has his M.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for many years.
 
Registration is required and limited to 100 participants. Click here to register.
Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine
Weekly on Thursdays through July
We will post a recipe and YouTube link on our 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 through
May & June
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 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 events here . You can watch past videos on our YouTube channel.
Virtual Teen Programs
NEW: Teen Marvel Scavenger Hunt
May 31 through June13

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 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:
Baby Let's Make Music!
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
(then available any time) on YouTube
Virtually dance, sing and make music with Miss Kim at home!
Virtual Program:
Storytime with Miss Kim
Wednesdays, 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
#SupportMYBPL #BloomingdaleStrong
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!
BPL Building Update
The library building is closed until further notice. All in-person library programs and meeting room reservations are canceled through June 30, 2020. During the building closure, we're offering curbside service for contactless pickup of library holds.
 
Questions:  For help while the library building is closed, please check our  FAQ  or email  bdref@mybpl.org

Curbside Requests: If you have a Bloomingdale Public Library card, you can place a hold online , call 630-924-2730, or email bdref@mybpl.org .
 
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. 
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 8:30am to 10:00pm every day.
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