BPL ends our Summer Hours this month. We are closed 

Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

We reopen on Tuesday, September 6 and

Sunday hours resume Sunday, September 11.

As always, many of our services are available online even when the building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloads

online learning, and more.

New Space in Youth Services

The Youth Services department is pleased to offer the new Calming Space! This space was developed to be a comforting place for children and adults in need of a a quiet space in the library. It can be used for the following activities:

  • A private space away from noise for children and families
  • A private area for nursing or pumping
  • A calming environment for a child in need

BPL strives to create diverse, accessible, and inclusive spaces with unique learning opportunities for all children and families who enter.

To use the Calming Space, stop by the Youth Services Desk. The space is available on a first come, first served basis, no advance registrations. This room was generously funded by the estate of Mr. Dominic Froio. 

Coming Soon!

Back this year is the BOOmingdale Halloween Event!

Join the Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Fire Protection District 1, Bloomingdale Police Department, Bloomingdale Park District, and Bloomingdale Public Library for some Halloween Fun! Find more information on our website.

October 22, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Village Complex Lot

Police & Fire Departments | Park District activities

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Library Lot

BPL activities

Interested in leadership, volunteering, and community service?

The Friends of the Library are looking for new leadership to continue the wonderful work they’ve been doing for the past 40+ years benefitting the 

Bloomingdale Public Library. If interested, please contact the Friends 

at mybplfriends@gmail.com

Calling All Artists!

Would you like a place to display your art? Consider being one of BPL's Artists of the Month! 

Each month we display one artist's work in our gallery in the stairwell and Take 5 Zone. Artists interested in displaying their work at the Bloomingdale Public Library can download a copy of the exhibition policies and necessary space request forms here. Completed forms can be sent by email to jschingoethe@mybpl.org or turned in to the business office during regular business hours. 

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

eNews Update
The Bloomingdale Public Library has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We publish monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • 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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BPL General Information:

Bloomingdale Public Library will remain open during our regular hours. The procedures we currently have in place fit within the state's updated guidelines.

Our meeting rooms are open and taking reservations.

Feel free to contact the library with any questions at (630) 529-3120 or email bdref@mybpl.org. Please see www.mybpl.org/covidinfo for updates.

Rent a Tech...from home!

Want 1 on 1 computer assistance on any topic? Call Sean at 630-924-2766 to schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with someone in our Computer Services department. 

Wi-Fi Extended throughout Parking Lot

BPL has installed an exterior Wi-Fi antenna to our building so that our Wi-Fi signal now extends throughout our parking lot and Gazebo area. Residents without home Wi-Fi may now use this resource for remote learning, downloading of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more. We have designated the back row of our parking lot as the official Drive-Up Wi-Fi location and is signed as such. Please remember to keep up social distancing rules. Remember that this is a parking lot that is still used by the Village of Bloomingdale and others, so observe all safety precautions as normal. Wi-Fi is available 6:00am to 11:45pm every day.

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