There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
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The library begins our Summer Hours on May 29 - we will be closed Sundays May 29 through September 4.

We are also closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial 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.

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It's time for Summer Reading! This year's program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, includes programs, crafts, and fun for all ages. Registration for all ages begins Wednesday, June 1. Click here for registration information.

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

June 1 - The Jolly Ringwalds

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 in June & July

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Fridays in June & 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

Campfire Bedtime Storytime

Join us in your pajamas for bedtime stories!

Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29

6:00-6:30 p.m.

for families

Registration for this program will begin one week prior to each event.

Click here to see the calendar for registration

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Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In)

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

Thursdays, June 16, 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, June 15-July 27 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.

June Programs

Libraries are more than books - they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club! In June, we will be working with LittleBits.

Click here to register.

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Engineers solve problems using math and science. Work together with your adult partner to engineer a solution to the challenging problem using the materials you will find in your mystery bag. This month’s project will be outdoors and messy!

Click here to register.

Use recycled materials and assorted seeds to create acts of environmental kindness.

Click here to register.

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Fans of this fun series can come together to enjoy some trivia, share their favorite parts of the books, make a diary, and learn how to draw Eva the owl.

Click here to register.

Can you survive in the worst case scenario? This program will test your abilities while also teaching you some new skills. 

Click here to register.

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Use our robots to learn and practice coding, including coding the Cubetto through Ancient Egypt!

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.

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Stop at the Youth Services Desk to color your very own kite.

While supplies last.

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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. 

Summer projects:

June - Community Service Project: Fidget Mats or Cuffs (the first 10 registrants can pick up materials starting June 15)

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, June 16 & 30 | 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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