Our dragonfly has changed for June to reflect Rainbow Book Month.
Our mission at BPL includes "to be responsive to the needs of the community with useful and timely access to knowledge, information, and resources". We strive to provide the community with resources for all ages. We know with the unrest surrounding the senseless death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, our community may be asking itself many questions. Our BPL staff has created reading lists that may help get you started in finding some answers. Please take a look:

Reading Suggestions for Children:



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 offering Curbside Pickup Service! Click here for details.

In the first 11 days of Curbside Service, we served over 360 patrons including over 1,500 physical materials distributed. Thank you for using this service!
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 .
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.
Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine
Weekly on Thursdays through August
We will post a recipe and YouTube link on our calendar 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 through
June & July
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursdays in August
6:00-7:00 p.m. (NEW TIME)

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.
This week's theme: BRITISH INVASION!
 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
Teen Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
June 14-20

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
As virtual programs begin to be more plentiful, check our calendar and our Facebook events for more details and availability.
Virtual Program:
Storytime with Miss Jill
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
Sidewalk Obstacle Course
Check out our new Sidewalk Obstacle Course just past our entrance on Fairfield Way. Enjoy some fun spinning, jumping and spelling your way to the library! Here's video of the course.
Click here   to see all that TumbleBooks has to offer!
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. 
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 8:30am to 10:00pm every day.
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