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.

Melvin's Olympic Seek & Find

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Melvin's Olympic Seek & Find

During any of the library’s open hours, visit the Children’s Desk and ask for Melvin’s Olympic Riddle Sheet. After solving the riddles, you’ll be able to find Melvin the Giraffe competing in the Winter Olympics. Vote for the Olympic event in which you’d like to see Melvin win a Gold Medal, and then show your answer sheet to the librarian at the Children’s Desk to receive a small prize.