Parking Lot & Drive-Up Lane

For the foreseeable future, patrons will need to both enter and exit the library’s parking lot from the east. The west half of the lot will be blocked off for construction.

  • The southernmost lane will serve as the entrance. Patrons need to make an immediate left upon entering the lot.
  • The northernmost lane will serve as the exit.

A Drive-Up Lane has been added to the southeast corner of the building. Patrons using the Drive-Up Lane must put items on hold in advance. Signage marks the lane and provides instruction.

Learn more about the library's expansion and renovation project at bit.ly/bplexpand.

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Drop-In for Summer Fun

All Day 5/31 - 8/1
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Drop-In for Summer Fun During any of the library's open hours, kids can drop into the Children’s Department and enjoy activities. Work on a coloring page Vote for your favorite summer activity Solve a secret library message Hike along ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Geocaching & Instagram Contest

All Day 6/5 - 7/29
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
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Teens Geocaching with Instagram Contest Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a mobile device and other navigational techniques to either hide and/or find (and then leave behind) containers called geocaches. Geoc...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

PRIDE Bracelet Craft (Adults & Teens)

06/13/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/30/2022 @ 9:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
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PRIDE Bracelet: Take & Make Craft Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate Pride Month with this take-and-make LGBTQ+ inspired craft.  Kits will be reserved for the first 40 who register. An email with details about pic...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Felt Ice Cream Cone Magnet

All Day 6/20 - 7/29
Bloomington Public Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 20
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Felt Ice Cream Cone Magnet: Take & Make Craft With this take-and-make craft kit, teens will create a summer-inspired ice cream cone magnet. Kits will be reserved for the first 60 teens who register. An email with details about picking up th...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Wingover

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Wingover Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Online Program
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Join a conversation with author and musician Michelle Zauner. Her 2021 memoir Crying in H Mart is a moving testament to the struggles of living in the U.S. as a minority and to the sometimes-difficult relationship people can have with their mothers. ...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Enter to Win Brookfield Zoo Tickets

All Day 7/1 - 7/31
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Enter to Win Brookfield Zoo Tickets Children and their families can enter a drawing for a chance to win (2) general admission passes to Brookfield Zoo! Beginning July 1, 2022, and ending July 31, 2022, children and their families should visit t...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Fireworks in a Jar

10:00am - 12:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Online Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 20
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Fireworks in a Jar Teens will work on a circuitry project which, upon completion, will resemble fireworks in a jar. Conductive thread combined with LED lights will be used to create the firework effect.  Each jar kit will include a coin ba...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Mecherle Drive

10:30am - 11:30am
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Mecherle Drive Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Franklin Park

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Franklin Park Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Shirley

9:00am - 10:00am
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Shirley Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Story Time @ the Farmers' Market

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

Bookmobile to Pepper Ridge

10:30am - 11:45am
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Pepper Ridge Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Heartland Hills

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Heartland Hills Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Child" group.

Melvin's Nature Bingo

All Day 7/5 - 7/31
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Child
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
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Melvin's Nature Bingo Beginning July 5, cards for Melvin's Nature Bingo will become available at the Children's Desk, at Bookmobile stops, in the Drive-Up Lane, and on the library's website Place an X on each of the nine items you find which ar...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make a Green Tea Sugar Scrub

07/05/2022 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2022 @ 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
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Make a Green Tea Sugar Scrub Most people need to take some time out of their stressful schedules to do something for themselves. We can help with that! With the provided recipe, provided green tea, a few minutes of your time, and some common in...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Holton Homes

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Holton Homes Patrons are allowed to board the Bookmobile and browse. Capacity is limited. Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Eagle Creek

5:30pm - 6:45pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Eagle Creek Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Stevenson School

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Stevenson School Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Protect Your Piggy Bank

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
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Protect Your Piggy Bank Attend this free webinar which will focus on putting your personal finances in order. The webinar will be led by Tom Kilkenny from Weiss Financial Ratings. Tom will provide a deep dive into the Weiss Financial database and ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Spring Ridge

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Spring Ridge Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bookmobile to Sunnyside Park

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bookmobile
Library Branch: Bookmobile
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Bookmobile Stop
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Bookmobile to Sunnyside Park Text questions to 309.446.8398 View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bplbookmobile112021   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

"American Vacation" with Author Raluca Barbu

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 250
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American Vacation with Author Raluca Barbu The Library is excited to host local Illinois author Raluca Barbu, for a virtual event about her newly published book, American Vacation: 12,000 Miles Into the Wild West. The book is an homage to the...