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Memory Care Collection

Memory Care at Bloomington Public Library

Bloomington Public Library’s Memory Care Collection consists primarily of print books and DVDs aimed to support dementia patients, caregivers, and medical professionals throughout the varying stages of this life-altering disease. The collection includes informational resources for dementia patients, caregivers, and professionals; books for kids with family members suffering from dementia; biographies and memoirs; activity books; and reading materials for dementia patients.

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veryone should be able to see themselves in books and have the opportunity to view the world from different perspectives through books.

Bloomington Public Library and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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.

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Mischler Trust funds Fold3 Genealogical Database

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.

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