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.

Design a T-Shirt and Tour Meltdown Creative Works

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In-Person Program

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

This is a two-part program which meets on two dates.

Design a T-Shirt (7/18); Tour MCW (7/21)

PART 1: From 6-8pm on Monday, July 18, registered teens will collaborate on Zoom to create a single T-shirt design using Canva.

PART 2: At 2pm on Thursday, July 21, these same teens will tour Meltdown Creative Works (216 E. Grove St.) and learn about the process involved when printing on T-Shirts, from pre-production to graphic design, and then on to printing. During the tour, teens will get to see three presses in action. 

During the tour, teens will also receive a lesson in chemistry as they discuss applications such as vinyl and plastisol, both requiring different heat temps and techniques which enable designs to adhere to different surfaces.

Registration opens at 9am on Tuesday, July 5, and is limited to 15 teens. Registration can be completed online below, by calling 309.590.6168, or in person at the Adult Services Desk. Those who register will receive a link to the July 18 program in their registration confirmation email.  

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to