There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!

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.

Teen Programs for January

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

Calling all chocoholics! Make a sweet smelling chocolate brownie scented candle, just try not to take a bite out of it!

This craft is in-person. Limit 8 teens.

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Game Night (Drop-In)

Thursdays, January 12 & 26

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!


Stressed about taking the SAT? 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 dates below to register.

Virtual SAT Practice Test: January 14, 2023

Make your voices heart! Join us to meet over pizza and help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library's Teen Territory, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more!

Join us as we watch Chaos Walking! 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.

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
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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