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.

July Programming

in Adult Services

Registration required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted.

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The IL Secretary of State's Mobile Driver Services Facility will be at BPL on Thursday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for your convenience.

Stop in for the following services:

Driver's License Renewal | State ID Cards | Duplicate License | Corrected License | Vision Screening | Vehicle Renewal Stickers

Please contact the Reference Desk at 630-924-2730 or with any questions.

At this time, the Mobile Driver Services Facility is unable to process REAL ID applications. Payment accepted: check and credit card, no cash.

This program is co-sponsored by Bloomingdale Public Library and the Village of Bloomingdale

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Join us at BPL for a summer of craft programs for all ages!

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For Adults:

Drop in to the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden and paint a one-of-a-kind ceramic flowerpot using colorful acrylic paints. While supplies last.

No registration necessary.

Monday, July 18

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Program will move to the BPL Makerspace if dictated by weather.

Ages 12 to adult

Learn to use the new BPL Makerspace with craft programs specially designed to teach you how to use different equipment available:

July - Custom Mugs

August - Autumn Pennant Banner

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Travel around the world with us this month as we explore three beautiful countries, all without leaving Bloomingdale!

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Outdoor enthusiast John Lynn is back to share pictures and stories of his biking trip to Ireland. This slide presentation offers up the best of Ireland — its landscapes, villages, and people — as experienced during an 1100-mile bicycling adventure through the storied and scenic Emerald Isle, including both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Registration required.

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Outdoor enthusiast John Lynn shares pictures and stories of his hiking trip to Wales, as experienced during a meandering 250-mile walk of its length and breadth from Cardiff to Conwy. Get acquainted with the storied hills, green valleys, friendly villages, and the cultural traditions of the Welsh.

Registration required.

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Explore picturesque Portugal as we navigate our way through the country’s rich history, culture, and fascinating sites with world traveler and retired librarian Nancy McCully.

Registration required.

Come enjoy a movie with us at BPL's Drop-In Movie and enter for a chance to win a copy of that day's movie on DVD. Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. No registration necessary.
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Wednesday, July 20 | 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Join us in person to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Members share strategies and explore library resources with guidance from genealogy librarian Leslie Drewitz. 

Try a new craft this summer with Creativebug, free with your BPL Card! For more information, visit our website!

Need a book suggestion? Try Goodreads!
Check out our page for reading suggestions and reviews shared by library staff and Board members.

Visit our Goodreads page at
You can also get book recommendations with our own Book Lists at

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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