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


During the month of February donations of Move in Essentials (listed below) will be accepted at the Bloomingdale Village Hall, Library, Fire Department, and Park District (JRC) facilities. Donated items will be provided to Veterans who are exiting homelessness. Only new, store-bought items will be accepted.

For a full list of items accepted, please click here for our printable flyer.

Join us for Storytime!

Spring Storytime runs March 6 through April 21.

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.

March Programs for All Ages & Families

Need to add a little light to your evenings? Join us for an evening storytime that will glow! Drop-in, no registration necessary.

March Preschool Programs

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

Click here to register.

Birds are singing, and flowers are popping up! Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and more to celebrate the start of a new season.

Click here to register.

Come create an art project especially made for preschoolers.

Drop-in, no registration necessary.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and

Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages. Start your child early with our fun play to learn program! This month we learn about sound and music.

Click here to register.

March School Age Programs

Bum! Bum! Bum! Now you can march to the beat of your own drum! Come have fun making your own DIY drum set.

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Come get some hands-on time with tech at Makerspace Club! This month we try our hands at creating a cell phone speaker decorated with duct tape.

Click here to register.

Mosaic is the art of creating pictures by assembling small pieces. Try your hand at creating a masterpiece in this ancient art form. 

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We will build mazes out of LEGO® then practice simple coding to find our way out! No coding experience or knowledge necessary.

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Design and build with the library's LEGO supply to complete the challenges!

Drop-in, no registration necessary.

Ongoing Reading Programs

Reading books with your baby can help your child learn to talk, occupy your child, help create a special bond between you and your baby, and encourage creativity. Join our updated Born to Read program and receive a small gift from Bloomingdale Public Library, and learn about the resources the library can provide as you begin your child's journey with reading. For the full Born to Read brochure, click here.

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge – all-important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. Experts recommend children hear at least 1,000 stories before they start to learn to read themselves. Families who read aloud to their children strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary. Start your child’s love of learning today! For the full brochure for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, click here.

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

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  • Adult Services (The Shelf Life)
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  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

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