Library will Reopen on Monday, July 6!
On Monday, July 6, the library building will open to the public with limited services available.
We will be open to the public the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

We will be following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state's Restore Illinois plan as we expand our services in the future. Please see www.mybpl.org/covidinfo for future updates.

New Requirements
In order to help protect our patrons and staff, everyone visiting the library must follow these requirements:
  • Wear a face covering or mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.

Library Spaces
When you visit us after July 6, the library will look a little different. Here’s what you can expect:
  • Building capacity of 65 patrons at a time.
  • Each patron will be allowed in the building for up to one hour.
  • Furniture and tables have been removed or spaced out to help maintain social distancing.
  • Signs have been placed on the floor to maintain social distancing at service desks and in aisles/shelving
  • Elevators are limited to one person/family at a time.
  • Toys in the play area are currently unavailable.
  • Select computers will not be available to help maintain social distancing.
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms will not available for public use.

Services we will be offering at this time are limited to the following:
  • Check-outs and holds
  • Copiers and scanners
  • Library card registration
  • Reference and Reader’s Advisory
  • Computer Lab (limited seating) and laptops

Questions? Call us at 630-529-3120, email bdref@mybpl.org or see our website at www.mybpl.org/covidinfo.
Curbside Service ends July 1
As we reopen the library, we will be stopping curbside service to maintain safe social distancing. The final day to pickup items via curbside will be Wednesday, July 1.
Summer Reading 2020
June 1 - August 1

For more information, click here for the full brochure or go to www.mybpl.org/srp for details and online registration.
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

Weekly on Thursdays through July, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
THIS WEEK'S THEME - ALL REQUESTS!

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 Art Class: Draw Your Pet
Tuesday, June 30
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom to learn about animal 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. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants, teens are welcome to register. register here
Virtual Computer Programs
Excel 3
Monday, June 29
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This class will provide a deeper investigation of formulas, graphs, and formatting techniques, as well as examining other functions provided by Excel.

This is a YouTube video program, available to watch any time after the premiere.
Virtual Teen Programs
Teen POKEMON Scavenger Hunt
June 28-July 4

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:
Wednesday Virtual Storytime
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
Coming soon -
Happy Books, Happy Cooks Storytime
(storytime with a snack!)
Fridays in July, 7:00-7:30 pm
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!
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!
BPL Building Update
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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