Bloomington Library will be CLOSED Monday-Thursday, May 20-23.

The Bookmobile will make its stops during these closures. The Bookmobile schedule is available at

  • Monday’s English Conversation Group will meet at STAR Literacy (201 E. Grove St.)
  • Tuesday’s Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom. Visit to register for this program and receive the Zoom link.

This closure will allow us to continue to unbox 107,000 books (which were moved to storage when our construction project began) and to shelve 262,000 books. Some collections and areas of the library will not be available until the library reopens on Friday, May 24.

During open hours leading up to the closure, call 309.590.6120 or text 309.446.8398 with questions.

Autism Awareness StoryWalk (@MCHD)

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Program Type:

In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Everyone
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Program Description

Autism Awareness StoryWalk
(at the McLean County Museum of History)

Come to the square around the McLean County Museum of History in Downtown Bloomington between Friday, April 2, and Sunday, April 11 to follow the path of our StoryWalk® and read My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete, pictures by Shane W. Evans (Scholastic, 2010). 

From 5-8pm on Friday, April 2, Museum staff will be onsite offering  outdoor activities and information.


"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows. Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.


Also from April 2-11, this same StoryWalk® will be available at the beautiful Miller Park, 1020 South Morris Ave. (You'll find us between the pavilion and the zoo.) 

Bloomington Public Library, Autism McLean, Autism Friendly Community, the City of Bloomington's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department, and the McLean County Museum of History are pleased to offer this cooperative program.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries, including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.