What's going on this month at BPL?
Join the Winter Reading Program at BPL and earn chances to win prizes! For registration and more information, see our website at www.mybpl.org/winterreading
7th graders to adult

Cozy up with a warm drink and read!
Log your books and challenges for a chance to win a
$25 Amazon gift card.

Reading prize drawing:
Log one book, earn one entry. All books count!

Challenge prize drawing:
Log one book in a challenge category, earn one entry. Read books in different genres and subjects
to complete challenges.
Infants through 6th grade

Join our Winter Reading challenge!
Register to receive your information packet and starting prize.

Complete your reading log
by reading for just three hours.
Turn in your log at the
Youth Services desk
by Friday, February 4 to
receive your final prize and
be entered into the
Grand Prize Drawing.
2022 Schedule:

Tuesday, January 18
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 15
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Children and adults are invited to make Valentine cards for veterans. All Valentines card will be given to veterans who are currently hospitalized at Hines Veterans Hospital. 

Art and card supplies will be available as Take It, Make It, Return It craft at the Youth Services desk beginning January 5.

Cards made from personal supplies are welcomed as well. Do not glue anything to the card that might easily break off, and glitter is discouraged. Envelopes are not required.

Collection boxes for completed cards will be located in the Youth Service department at the Bloomingdale Public Library.

All cards must be returned by Thursday, February 3. Thank you!
Calling all artists!
Would you like a place to display your art? Consider being one of BPL's Artists of the Month!

Each month we display one artist's work in our gallery in the stairwell and Take 5 Zone. Artists interested in displaying their work at the Bloomingdale Public Library can download a copy of the exhibition policies and necessary space request forms here. Completed forms can be sent by email to jschingoethe@mybpl.org or turned in to the business office during regular business hours.
The Glenbard Parent Series is starting up again!
Click here to see their upcoming speakers on a variety of subjects, or here to view the pdf of this year's offerings.

See the Glenbard Parent Series YouTube Channel for speakers you may have missed.
As always, check our calendar or the the December/January Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!
eNews Update
The Bloomingdale Public Library has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We publish monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin) - this is also published 'as needed' to let you know of important announcements and updates
  • Adult Services (The Shelf Life)
  • Youth Services (Kids' Corner)
  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

Click the link below to update your subscription or add a new email address.
BPL General Information:
Bloomingdale Public Library will remain open during our regular hours. The procedures we currently have in place fit within the state's updated guidelines (which were updated as of August 30, 2021). We will continue to offer in-person services such as reference help and book/DVD checkouts, as well as virtual programming, until further notice. Feel free to contact the library with any questions at (630) 529-3120 or email bdref@mybpl.org.

Our meeting rooms are now open and taking reservations.

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.

Entry Requirements
Governor Pritzker has announced changes effective August 30, 2021 and the Library has updated our building rules accordingly:
  • Masks are required in the library and at all library functions, regardless of vaccianation status, until further notice.
  • Capacity limits have been removed.
  • Short visits are encouraged, but there are no time restrictions for Library or Computer Lab visits.
  • Social distancing is recommended by not required.
  • Hand sanitizers remain available throughout the library.

Virtual Programs: Enjoy our virtual programming via FacebookYouTube, and Zoom.

Online Services: Many services are available at any time from home: 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.
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 available 6:00am to 11:45pm every day.
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