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 adults & teens (7th grade and up):

Cozy up with a warm drink and read! For every 120 minutes logged, earn an entry into our grand prize drawing.

Register online, by phone at 630-924-2730, by email, or in person at the Adult Reference desk.

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.

Special Event with Roselle Public Library

Angela Dominguez Author Visit

Saturday, January 21 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Lake Park West Auditorium

500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle

The Roselle Public Library will be hosting award-winning author/illustrator Angela Dominguez on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Park High School West Auditorium. There will be a “how to draw” portion of the presentation, and Angela will be available to sign books afterward. Books will be available for sale thanks to assistance from Barnes & Noble.

The Roselle Public Library was the recipient of the Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award, established by the Association of Library Services to Children (a division of the American Library Association) with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to bring together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding up to $4,000 for an author/illustrator visit to a library. Additional support for this event was given by Lake Park High School, the Bloomingdale Public Library, the Itasca Community Library, the Bloomingdale-Roselle Kiwanis, and the Roselle Fine Arts Academy.

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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. 

We're looking for a few volunteers to maintain our Coupon Exchange Program. Our volunteers spend a few hours each week clipping and filing newspaper coupons, which are then available to the public in our magazine reading area. Time needed is dependent on the number of volunteers maintaining the program.

If interested, please contact Jamie Schingoethe at 630-924-2721

or via email at jschingoethe@mybpl.org

Did you miss a computer class you really wanted to see? Maybe an adult services program? What about learning a craft? Many of our virtual programs are still on our YouTube channel, and new computer classes are added each month. Take a look and catch up on what you've missed!

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library will be holding their first meeting for 2023! The next Friends of the Library meeting is Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00pm in Room C.  If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact the Friends at mybplfriends@gmail.com

As always, check our calendar or the the December/January 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 OR at the Library!

Want 1 on 1 computer assistance on any topic? Call Sean at 630-924-2766 to schedule an in-person, 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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