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.

Houseplant Swap

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Program Type:

In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Adult, Teens, Everyone
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Program Description

House Plant Exchange

Calling all Plant People! The popular BPL Plant Share is back and will be held on the library's patio.

Plant lovers: bring plants, cuttings, and seeds to share, and take new plants home. Introduce your plant to its new parent and be ready to share information such as its name and its light, soil, and water preferences. If you have extra pots or plant supplies to share, you can bring those as well.

No registration is needed.

Please note: The McLean County Extension Office has advised us not to share outdoor garden plants (dug up from your yard) at our plant swaps due to the invasive jumping worm in McLean county.  Please only bring houseplants, cuttings, and seeds!

Questions about this program can be directed to Mimi at