How BPL is helping during COVID-19
During the time the Library is closed, the Bloomingdale Public Library is helping the Village of Bloomingdale Public Works Staff keep up their social distancing. Thanks to smart planning, our building is designed to allow us to lock-off the main library building while providing Village staff 24-hour secure access to the building. The library is providing access to our lower level meeting rooms as an additional work space. As a result you may notice Village of Bloomingdale vehicles in our parking lot. This is just one small way of helping the Village staff that are working hard to provide essential services.

BPL is also using our 3D printer to create parts for face shields. Others will be creating the elastic band and clear plastic face mask to complete the full face shield. They will be donated to AMITA hospitals in the area to support our healthcare workers who are working in the heart of the pandemic. We're here to support them!
How to Contact BPL
While the library is closed, we are monitoring questions and services remotely as best we can. Please contact us via email at OR via text by texting mybpl to 66746. You can also access both of these options from our website - simply go to, click on "Ask a Librarian", and in the new window, type in your question and check how you'd like a response - via text or email. The option you click will change the box below asking for either your cell phone number to receive a text response or your email address for a response. Then click "Submit" and someone will respond as soon as we can.

We thank you for your patience in this difficult time. Stay safe, and we hope to see you healthy when restrictions are lifted!
The Shelter in Place Order has been particularly hard on small businesses in your community. Business owners have generously supported your community through donations to school's and non-profit's fundraisers for years. They have helped with sponsorships of sport teams, hosted fundraisers and given to the Chamber Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to local high school students. Now is your time to show them thanks.

Not all businesses are set up to sell gift cards and certificates on their website. We are helping them sell gift cards/certificates through the Chamber site . Purchase a gift card/certificate for a given amount and the business will mail you the gift card/certificate.

Thank you for support of your business community.
Get your Library Card Online!
Bloomingdale Residents can now register for their library card online!

Hoopla Bonus Book Borrows
Now that you have your library card (and for those who have already had theirs), check out Hoopla for digital materials! Hoopla has created a library of over 1,000 books available for download that will not affect your monthly limit. BPL has raised the monthly checkout limit to 10 downloads.

Find a variety of materials in Hoopla's Bonus materials and their regular collection for everyone in the family! Click the image above to go directly to the Hoopla login page .
Online Resources
NEW to BPL - Creativebug
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Recommended for DIYers, crafters, and makers.

Learn a new skill or an entirely new craft on Creativebug! Click on the image to be taken directly to the Creativebug login.
Virtual Weekly Storytimes
Youth Services has started recording virtual storytimes to be shown on Facebook and YouTube each Wednesday in April. So far you can see storytimes from Miss Kim and Miss Leslie, with more from Miss Katie, Miss Jill and Miss Heidi to come!

These are not live videos, but videos will be posted each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on both our Facebook page or our YouTube page for the videos each week.
Non-Library Links for Kids/Families
Here are some options for the whole family to keep you busy and entertained!


OTHER FUN STUFF - Livestreaming Storytime listings
Chicago Parent - Best Virtual Experiences for Chicago Kids
Chicago Parent - 20 Online Learning Resources for Kids
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