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.

Hunting the I-70 Serial Killer

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Registration for this event will close on July 6, 2024 @ 2:00pm.
There are 174 seats remaining.

Program Description

In 1992, the serial killer known as the "I-70 Serial Killer" murdered six people along Interstate 70, a major east-west highway  through the Midwest. In 2021, a task force formed to take one final crack at solving the crimes. Law enforcement officers chose Bob Cyphers of KMOV-TV to follow them in the hunt for the killer. Join Bob live at the library as he shares his experiences detailed in his new book Dead End: Inside the Hunt for the I-70 Serial Killer.

Registration is ONLY REQUIRED for online participants and can be completed online below, in person at the Help Desk, or by calling 309.590.6168. 

Questions about this event can be emailed to Mimi at


About the Author
Bob Cyphers is an Edward R. Murrow and Emmy-award-winning journalist. He has spent the past 40 plus years chasing some of America's biggest news stories. He has worked in newspaper, radio and television, small markets, medium and large. For the past 35 years, he served as a senior editor at KMOV-TV in St. Louis. His work chasing the I-70 serial killer resulted in an Edward R. Murrow award, among the most prestigious in journalism.


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