Memorial Day Closure

The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27 for Memorial Day.

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Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

All Day 5/28 - 7/29
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

Find 15 endangered animals in our Children's Department to complete our Pete the Cat and Friends Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Zoovie at Miller Park Zoo

7:00pm - 10:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
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Join us at Miller Park Zoo for a family night zoovie. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem (PG) will be shown at 8pm.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Kerfuffle's "The Conductors"

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1, 2, & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Join us for Kerfuffle's The Conductors! presented by The Connecting Routes Project and Illinois Art Station and directed by Ashley Laverty.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Summer Chess Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with or come to meet a new checkmate (Ha ha!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

9:30am - 11:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pop-Up Story Time @ Farmers' Market

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Everyone
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Join us @ the Farmers’ Market in Downtown Bloomington for an all-ages, 30-minute story time from 10-10:30am. We'll sing, dance, and be silly together outside in the sunshine!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Didgeridoo Down Under

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2 & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
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The Didgeridoo Down Under Show is an energetic fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building and audience participation.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

D&D for Kids

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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This Dungeons and Dragons experience for kids in grades 3-5 will include a simplified, rules-light adventure.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Juneteenth at BPL!

10:00am - 12:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1, 2, & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, and is celebrated on June 19.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pride in the Park

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Pride in the Park

Join the Bloomington and Normal Public Libraries at the Miller Park Bandstand for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate National Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Summer Chess Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with or come to meet a new checkmate (Ha ha!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

9:30am - 11:30am
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!