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.

Fireworks in a Jar

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Program Type:

Online Program

Age Group:

Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

Program Description

Fireworks in a Jar

Teens will work on a circuitry project which, upon completion, will resemble fireworks in a jar. Conductive thread combined with LED lights will be used to create the firework effect. 

Each jar kit will include a coin battery, coin holder, conductive thread, flashing LED lights, wide mouth jar, foam paint brush, tissue paper, glue, and thread needle. Each teen will need to provide their own pair of scissors and tape.

Supplies will be reserved for those who register and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Please do not come to the library to pick up your supplies until you’ve received an email stating that your supply kit is ready to be picked up.

Registration is limited to 15 teens, opens at 9am on Monday, June 20, and can be completed online below, by calling 309.590.6168, or in person at the Adult Services Desk.

The program will take place virtually on Zoom. Those who register will receive a link to the program in their registration confirmation email.

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to