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.

Summer Reading Party

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Program Type:

In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Baby & Toddler
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Program Description

Summer Reading Party

Mark your calendars, and meet us outside near the Miller Park Pavilion where we'll celebrate the start of the 2021 Summer Reading Program! Arrive any time between 4-7pm to enjoy a plethora of activities -- chalk drawing, obstacle courses, lawn games, and our StoryWalk which will feature We’ve Got the Whole World in our Hands by Rafael López (Scholastic, 2018). On the hour at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm we will also have a special Story Time! Reading logs and information about other summer programming will be available.

This event will take proper COVID-19 precautions. There will be a hand-sanitizer station; face coverings are required for all families; and families are asked to respect social distancing. Thank you!

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries, including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.