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.

Teen Programs for March

Teen programs are open to teens in grades 7-12 only unless otherwise stated. Click on the highlighted link for registration information if applicable.

Make a keychain that looks like a sweet treat! Use bottle caps and glitter to make a macaron keychain. This craft is in-person. Limit 15 teens.

Click here to register.


Stressed about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test 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 virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

Registration is required; a link will be emailed to you before test day. Click the link below to register:

Virtual SAT Practice Test, March 4, 2023

Pick up a kit to design a dreamcatcher shaped like the moon. This craft is a take & make - you are picking up supplies to make on your own. Limit 10 teens.

Registration begins Monday, February 20 - click here to register.

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month in the BPL Makerspace for the NEW Perler Bead Club! Choose from tons of different patterns to create a fun and colorful work of art using Perler beads.

This is a drop-in program; no registration necessary.

Join us as we watch How to Deal! You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

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Game Night (Drop-In)

Thursday, March 23

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Grades 7-12

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

PLEASE NOTE: The March 9 date shown in the almanac has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Meet our Teen Librarian to see a new release movie! Meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Road in Bloomingdale. Time will be announced to registrants before the film date. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. Limit 10 teens.

Register now, movie date Friday, March 31 - click here to register.

Do you need service hours for an organization? Check out our new teen service opportunity, Teen Book Reviews!

If you love to read and you're looking to earn some service hours, then be sure to submit a book review! Your review will be featured on the library's Goodreads page and other social media accounts. Each review submitted will earn you 1 service hour. You can earn up to 3 service hours each month!

Not sure how to write a book review?? Check out this guide to writing a book review for some help.
The Bloomingdale Library is ready to make a personalized book bag for you! Fill out a form on our website about what types of books you like and dislike. Once we receive your form, a librarian will personally select a book that you get to keep, and put it in a bag with other goodies. No need to return anything to the library!

As always, check our calendar or the the digital almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!

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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