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

Happy New Year!

The Library will be closed on

Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2

in observance of New Year's Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00 a.m.

For access to our online services 24/7, please visit our website.

Winter Reading continues for all ages. It's not too late to register!

For children (infants through 6th grade):

Join our Winter Reading Challenge! Log 180 minutes to earn a free book. Turn in your log at the Youth Services desk by Friday, February 3 to receive your book prize and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!

Register online, by phone at 630-924-2740, by email, or in person at the Youth Services desk.

Visit our website for details.

Join us for Storytime!

New Year Storytime runs January 9 through February 17.

Preschool Storytime

Ages 3-5

Mondays, 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3 with caregiver

Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Family Storytime

All ages with caregiver

Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Baby Tales & Tunes

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:20 a.m. OR 10:50-11:10 a.m.

Check out Come Together, our playtime program done in conjunction with this program Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

January Programs for All Ages & Families

Stay warm inside at BPL while it is so cold outside! Join us on Wednesday evenings in January for winter themed storytimes and crafts.

Drop-in, no registration necessary

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime to create a Chinese New Year lantern. While supplies last.

January Preschool Programs

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. 

No registration necessary.

A storytime for all the budding chefs! Read a food-filled story and create a tasty treat.

Click here to register.

January School Age Programs

Learn about haiku: what it is, where it came from, and why people love it, all while making your own!

No registration required.

Libraries are more than books - they are a great place to learn technology and make stuff too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at Makerspace Club. This month we make glow in the dark creations.

Click here to register.

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol! Check our YouTube channel for video tutorials for each project. A supply list and written instructions can be found on the library website. This quarter's project: Mug Cozies

No registration required.

What is the deal with gnomes? What makes them so popular? Join us to find out and to create your own winter gnome decoration.

Click here to register.

Using STEM concepts and provided materials, design and create fun games and toys you take home!

Click here to register.

Concoct an individual popcorn seasoning to JUST your taste and get cool facts, tips, and ideas for popping up a party this winter!

Click here to register.

Chocolate, chocolate - almost everyone loves chocolate! Come find out the science behind chocolate and enjoy some yummy treats.

Click here to register.

As always, check our calendar or the the December/January Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages! You can also see our programming specifically for children here.

eNews Update
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  • 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)

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