There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 7 with our normal hours.

The library is closed on Sundays through September 5.

Please note: The outdoor wi-fi will remain on during holiday closings and on Sundays throughout the summer. Access is free and is available 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Our Summer Reading Program ends this Saturday, July 31.

For program details, check our website at or visit the reference desks in the library.
August Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
The race to save the largest ship in the world began at 11:40 p.m. on April 14 when it struck the iceberg and ended at 2:20 a.m. on April 15 when her lights blinked out, leaving 1,500 people thrashing in 25-degree water.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Join local travel enthusiast and retired librarian Nancy McCully and explore Canada's Atlantic Coast with this visit to its national parks, historic forts, and Anne of Green Gables sites. See the legendary tides of the Bay of Fundy and watch for whales along the rocky coast.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Historian Jim Gibbons will present the story of "The Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria" and how it collided in a thick fog with the MS Stockholm. Gibbons will take you through that terrible night of extreme tragedy that rocked maritime history!

Registration required. Click here to register.
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.

Minari: In a rural area of Arkansas during the 1980s, one family stands out. But for a young Korean-American couple and their children, the chance to create a successful farm means that they have a crack at the American Dream.
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
Genealogy Club is back to meeting in person! Learn all about internet and archival genealogy and research support.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Expand your genealogy search from home with Ancestry Library, a research tool for genealogy and local history. Through it you can examine census data, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and more. While typically only for in-library use, this service is available for home use for Bloomingdale Public Library Cardholders through September 30, 2021.
Celebrate 20 years of Free Comic Book Day for all ages!

Grades K-6
Come to the Youth Services desk to claim your surprise bag of comics, activities, and a craft! Available August 14-September 1, while supplies last.

Teens & Adults
Free comics will be available to grab and go from the display behind the Adult Reference desk. Stop in and help yourself! 3 comics per person, while supplies last.
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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We hope to see you at our Library Events!
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