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.

Teen Programs for July:

TAB: Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, July 20 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Grades 7-12

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

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Teen Take and Make: Tropical Tie-Dye Soaps

Sign up begins Monday, July 11 - email

Nothing says summer like being on a tropical island! Bring that feeling home by creating tropical tie-dye soaps with a coconut papaya scent.

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Meet our Teen Librarian to see a new release movie!

Meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL  60108

Time will be announced to registrants before the film date.

Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. Limit 10 teens.


Thor: Love and Thunder

Friday, July 15 | Time TBA

Grades 7-12

Registration begins Monday, June 27

Join us as we watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife

While there, 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.

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Game Night (Drop-In)

Thursdays, July 14 & 28 | 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!

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!
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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.

As always, check our calendar or the the June/July Summer Mailer 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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