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Tuesday May 29

Summer Reading Begins

Summer Reading begins at Bloomington Public Library. Pick up a reading at the library, on the Bookmobile, or print it from home. Then start reading for your chance to win prizes!

Monday June 4

Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm in the Community Room to watch Justice League. There will be complimentary popcorn, candy, and refreshments.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Free Lunch - New this Summer! Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Tuesday June 5

Sparkling Grape Juice and a Masterpiece

Registered teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at 6pm as we transform the Community Room into an art studio. During this 2-hour class, our instructor will create a painting while participants follow along and create their own.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Wednesday June 6

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday June 7

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday June 8

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Monday June 11

Teen Monday Crafts

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm on alternating Mondays in the Bloomington Library Community Room. Here, they will create and experiment. All supplies will be provided. On June 11, we’ll be making slime.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Tuesday June 12

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Wednesday June 13

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday June 14

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday June 15

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Saturday June 16

How to Solve the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube

With help from an algorithm and volunteers from State Farm’s STEM Team, registered teens in grades 6-12 will learn to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube. Participants will each receive a Rubik’s Cube, donated by State Farm, to keep.

Monday June 18

Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm in the Community Room to watch Everything, Everything.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Tuesday June 19

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Wednesday June 20

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday June 21

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday June 22

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Monday June 25

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Teen Monday Crafts

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm on the Bloomington Library Community Room on alternating Mondays to create and experiment. All supplies will be provided. On June 25, we’ll be making wrapped earbuds.

Tuesday June 26

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Sparkling Grape Juice and a Masterpiece

Registered teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at 6pm as we transform the Community Room into an art studio. During this 2-hour class, our instructor will create a painting while participants follow along and create their own.

Wednesday June 27

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday June 28

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday June 29

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Saturday June 30

Illinois Shakespeare Festival Presents: Theatre for Young Audiences

Join us at 10am in the Community Room for an all-ages performance by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! There will be laughs, thrills, and adventure, all while enjoying some of the words of the immortal bard.

Monday July 2

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm in the Community Room to watch Wonder. There will be complimentary popcorn, candy, and refreshments.

Tuesday July 3

Free Lunch - New this Summer!


Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Sparkling Grape Juice and a Masterpiece

Registered teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at 6pm as we transform the Community Room into an art studio. During this 2-hour class, our instructor will create a painting while participants follow along and create their own.

Wednesday July 4

Bloomington Library will be closed for the holiday.

Bloomington Library will be closed for the holiday.

Thursday July 5

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday July 6

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Saturday July 7

Minute to Win It!

Do you think you have what it takes to be the best? Prove it! Come to the Community Room between 1-2pm and show off your skills. We will offer a variety of fun challenges for everyone in the family. You might even win a prize.

Monday July 9

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Teen Monday Crafts

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm on alternating Mondays to create and experiment in the Bloomington Library Community Room. All supplies will be provided. On July 9, we’ll be making watercolor pillow cases.

Tuesday July 10

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Wednesday July 11

Free Lunch - New this Summer!


Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday July 12

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday July 13

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Monday July 16

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Tuesday July 17

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Wednesday July 18

Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm in the Community Room to watch Jumanji. There will be complimentary popcorn, candy, and refreshments.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday July 19

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday July 20

Lincoln’s Festival: Teen Craft

Teens in grades 6-12 will celebrate Lincoln with a patriotic pin craft which will be offered in Bloomington Library’s teenZone during all the library’s open hours.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Saturday July 21

Lincoln’s Festival: Teen Craft

Teens in grades 6-12 will celebrate Lincoln with a patriotic pin craft which will be offered in Bloomington Library’s teenZone during all the library’s open hours. While visiting teenZone, teens can enter a drawing for a Lincoln-inspired gift! The winner's name will be drawn on Monday, July 23.

Sunday July 22

Lincoln’s Festival: Teen Craft

Teens in grades 6-12 will celebrate Lincoln with a patriotic pin craft which will be offered in teenZone during all the library’s open hours.

Monday July 23

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Teen Monday Crafts

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm on the Bloomington Library Community Room on alternating Mondays to create and experiment. All supplies will be provided. On July 23, we’ll be making painted rocks.

Tuesday July 24

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Sparkling Grape Juice and a Masterpiece

Registered teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us at 6pm as we transform the Community Room into an art studio. During this 2-hour class, our instructor will create a painting while participants follow along and create their own.

Wednesday July 25

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Thursday July 26

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Friday July 27

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Monday July 30

Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens in grades 6-12 will join us at 2pm in the Community Room to watch Black Panther. There will be complimentary popcorn, candy, and refreshments.

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.

Tuesday July 31

Free Lunch - New this Summer!

Courtesy of District 87, free lunch will be served from 11:30am-12:30pm on weekdays through August 10. Free lunch is available at the library to anyone under age 18. Those age 18+ who would like a lunch will pay $3 per meal.