There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
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BPL continues our Summer Hours - we will be closed Sundays through September 4. We are also closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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

online learning, and more.


The Ice Cream Social is back!

Thursday, August 4 @ the Library

food trucks • ice cream • games • kids' rides

More details to come - check our website and the next BPL Bulletin for more information as the event gets closer!

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It's not to late to join in the Summer Reading fun! This year's program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, includes programs, crafts, and fun for all ages. Registration is ongoing.

Click here for registration information.

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Join us for our Summer Concert Series in the Memorial Garden!

July 8 - Horizon

August 12 - The Sting Rays

All concerts are 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden. For maximum comfort, bring your own lawn chair (for when you're not dancing!).

Attend all 3 concerts and get your raffle entry stamped at each one for a chance to win a prize at the last concert! Prizes provided by Roosters Barn & Grill, La Campana Mexican Restaurant, and Anyways Pub, all in Bloomingdale.

The Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

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Join us for a variety of in-person storytimes this summer!

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In-Person Storytimes

Join us for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

Mondays through July

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Fridays through July

10:30-11:00 a.m. or 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Registration for storytimes begins one week prior to each event. Please register as a family for one session per week.

Click here to see the calendar for registration

Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In)

Join us for outdoor summer storytime in Circle Park! Meet us at the picnic shelter. Weather permitting.

Thursdays, July 14, and August 11

10:30-11:00 a.m.

for all ages

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Special Events

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Play many chess games over the summer in our BPL Chess Club! An instructor will be available for questions and guidance. Kids ages 8-18 are welcome.

No registration necessary - just drop in when you are able.

Wednesdays through July 27 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

July Programs

Unicorns, yeti, and dragons, oh my! And let’s not forget the mermaids! Calling all mythical creature lovers, join us for a program filled with stories, crafts, and more to celebrate our favorite creatures who may be off the beaten path.

Click here to register.

Join us for an evening of traditional storytelling. The program will begin with shorter, simpler stories appropriate for young children and will move to longer, more complicated stories for older listeners.

Click here to register.

Come learn about our new virtual reality kits! We will also have resources on how to make your own VR headset and access online VR videos.

Click here to register.

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of music and movement using an array of instruments, flannel stories, rhymes, and songs.

Click here to register for 10:00 a.m.

Click here to register for 10:45 a.m.

Get ready for kindergarten this fall in this three session class. Register for each week individually. Each session has a different theme.

July 27 - Colors and Shapes

August 3 - Letters and stories

August 10 - Numbers

Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. Children should be entering Kindergarten this fall. 

Click here to register.

Our littlest patrons can join us to create two campfire art projects.

Drop-In to the BPL Makerspace

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Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol!

Visit the library's YouTube channel for a playlist of all of our past projects. 

July - Granny Square Throw Pillow

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Explore our new Makerspace as we create all sorts of fun and useful items like keychains, coasters, custom buttons, and jewelry. Crafts will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Drop by each week and see what’s new!

For Grades 4-8 | Thursdays, July 7 & 21 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.

As always, check our calendar or the the June/July Summer Reading Mailer to see exciting programming available for all ages!

You can also see our programming specifically for children here.

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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