There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!

Here are just a few of the important dates
and exciting events going on in January:
Effective January 1, 2020:
No More Overdue Fines for BPL Patrons,
plus Auto-Renewal
Effective January 2020, Bloomingdale Public Library patrons will not be charged overdue fines for items borrowed from BPL. Eligible materials will also auto-renew for a period equal to the original loan period.

Currently, fines from overdue items make up less than 0.5% of BPL’s annual budget. By eliminating overdue fines, we have chosen to focus on making the time our patrons spend in the Library as positive and productive as possible.

All overdue fines for checkouts at BPL were waived as of December 19, 2019. No new overdue fines will accrue.

Every item checked out still has a due date, but now items will be
automatically renewed 2 days before the item is due. Materials not returned will be billed the full replacement amount per the Chart of Loan Periods and Checkout Limits. Not every item is eligible for auto-renewal – please see for details.

Patrons will be notified via email about the status of renewals. Patrons can also check their account online or call the Circulation Desk for due date information.

“Fines Free” and “Auto-Renewal” are applicable to checkouts at the Bloomingdale Public Library only – materials checked out at other libraries are subject to the policies of those libraries.
The library has common federal income tax forms available to the public. Other forms may be printed at the library for 10 cents per page.

To order additional federal forms, call the IRS at
1-800-829-3676 or download forms online at

To order state forms, call the Revenue Department at 1-800-356-6302 or download forms online at
Monday, February 10 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a romantic night of music featuring love songs from musical theater to Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, and The Hutton Sisters.

Registration required.

This program is especially for children with autism, sensory processing, and other special needs. We will engage the senses through music, stories, large and small motor activities, and sensory stations. Please email us at about your child's special needs so that we can better serve them.

Upcoming sessions: Saturdays, February 15 & March 21
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3-8 with c aregiver - siblings are welcome.
Registration required - click here to register
Get ready for our March SAT & ACT Practice Tests by checking out the Test Prep materials on EBSCO Learning Express! Get access through the Teen page on or click here to go directly there.

Then register for the SAT & ACT Practice Tests - these are full-length practice tests to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

SAT Practice Test - Saturday, March 7
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration required - click here to register

ACT Practice Test - Saturday, March 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration required - click here to register
eNews Update:
The Bloomingdale Public Library now has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We will be publishing monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin)
  • 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.
We hope to see you at our Library Events!
See our online calendar for a full list of activities.
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