Summer Reading is Underway!

Reading logs for kids, teens, and adults are available at the library, at Bookmobile stops, or can be printed from bit.ly/bplsrp2024. Prize information is also available at that same link. View our summer programs at bit.ly/bplsummerprograms. Library programs are always free!

Drive Up Window & Permanent Book Drop are now open!

Though façade work will not be completed until July, the new drive up and the permanent book drop are now open!
Those wanting to pick up hold items at the Drive-Up need to select ”Drive-Up” as the pickup library when placing the hold.
Items placed on hold for pickup at the Main Library will only be available inside the library.

Kits for Kids

Find new ways to make learning fun with Bloomington Public Library’s collection of kits for kids. Kits can be found in the Children’s Department. No matter the child’s age, patrons are sure to find a kit that will give children a hands-on learning experience. 

Kit Collections

Pixar read-along book for Activity Kit

Containing multiple books with a complimentary activity, these kits are great for engaging young readers and then directly applying learned skills.

View More
Image of Boggle

Spend more time with family and friends by checking out a Game Kit. With a variety of board games, anyone can find something fun to play. Game Kits are a great way to keep learning while participating in friendly competition.

View More
Hooked on Phonics

Helping your child learn to read and understand math is fun with Hooked on Phonics and Hooked on Math. The kits contain learning DVDs, games, books, and a parent guide to help navigate the learning process.

View More
Itty Bitty ABC kit image

Geared towards infants and toddlers, these kits include books, activities, and educational toys which encourage a parent or guardian and a child to play together.

View More
Blocks Image

These bold and colorful blocks styled in different languages help expand children's knowledge. Patrons can check out blocks from a variety of languages. Blocks are decorated with letters, numbers, and animals.

View More
Meet the Sight Words level 1 image

Sight words are common words in everyday reading that don’t always follow a pattern. This can cause frustration with new readers. The Meet the Sight Words Kits contain books, flashcards, and DVDs designed to help memorizes these terms

View More
Magnetic Science kit image

Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics education, these kits give patrons hands-on experience with fun experiments.

View More
Virtual Reality Books image

Launch into learning with a Virtual Reality Kit which contains VR Goggles and multiple books based on a theme. The books include scannable QR codes which activate virtual reality features. Patrons need to supply their own mobile device or computer.

View More