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 March:
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 .
The 2020 Census is around the corner - information should arrive in the mail to each residence mid-March. The Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Park District, Bloomingdale Public Library and local schools are committed to working to get as accurate a count as possible to help all of our residents, both locally and state-wide.

The library is a source for you if you need a computer and/or internet to complete your form online - just come in and speak to someone at the Reference Desk. See or contact the Census Bureau Customer Service Center at (800) 923-8282 .
The US Military has utilized trained working dogs since WWI. These dogs are trained to work as scouts, trackers, sentries, mine/tunnel detectors, as well as for bomb and drug detection. Today, all branches of our Armed Forces employ K-9 services, with over 3,000 K-9s and their handlers stationed worldwide.

Barks & Boots is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to say “Thank You” to the brave Service Members and K-9’s serving in all branches of our military and local law enforcement.

What We Do: Barks & Boots assembles and sends care packages to Deployed Service Members and K-9’s all over the world. We also work to with local law enforcement to help provide their K9’s with needed supplies or materials.

How You Can Help: You can help Barks & Boots by donating items we include in our care packages. You can locate our K9 wish list on & they will ship your donation directly to us, or bring items listed below to Bloomingdale Public Library March 5-31 and they will be picked up by Barks & Boots.

Monday, March 9 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a festive night of music featuring classic Celtic tunes in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

Registration required.

Youth Services is offering a week of fun programming Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3 for Spring Break. Click here for the calendar of events in Youth Services.
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 - FULL, WAIT LIST ONLY
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration required - click here to for wait list

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)

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