Bloomington Public Library stands with our city and our community in the fight against systemic racism. The Library serves people of all races, religions, orientations, political philosophies, backgrounds, and countries of origin. We strive to listen to all voices, encourage genuine understanding, and support the exchange of ideas for the betterment of our community and society. We also believe that books can foster personal growth and can help us become more empathetic.
With support from the Irene B. Mischler Trust, Bloomington Public Library is able to offer its patrons access to the Fold3 genealogical database which provides access to digitized military records.
After her passing in June of 2015, Mischler left the trust to Bloomington Public Library in memory of her brother Charles H. Mischler. The funds are to be used for economics and history materials.