Annual Events for Volunteers

Members – The Friends members participate in quarterly meetings and committee meetings as needed to support our fundraising efforts, which include the semi-annual book sale.

Volunteers – We also support Bloomingdale Public Library (BPL) events and recruit volunteers for these activities, in addition to the fundraising events.

Look what the Friends did in 1981!

Events for members and volunteers

For more member info and volunteer opportunities, email us at

Annual Events

Quarterly Meetings

  • Q1 – January
  • Q2 – April
  • Q3 – July
  • Q4 – October

Book Sales

  • Spring Book Sale – March
  • Fall Book Sale– September

BPL Annual Eventssee details below

  • Summer Concerts – June, July, August
  • Ice Cream Social – August
  • Volunteer Fair – August
  • Halloween Party – October
  • Snowman Crossing – November
  • BPL Holiday Party – November
  • 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    This is the Friends of Bloomingdale Public Library 1st quarterly (Q1) meeting of the year!
    Mark your calendars(or import this one!)

    FYI – Annual Q1 business:
    • Elections of new officers
    • Dues: annual dues can be paid at the meeting.

    To pay dues online, click here: Friends of BPL Online Square Store.  Scroll down to “Annual Membership Dues”.

    FYI – In order to save our resources, the meeting agendas and minutes will no longer be printed. If you would like a hard copy, please let me know in advance. I can make sure you are accommodated for the meeting. 🙂

    Meeting Agendas and Minutes are available on Google Drive . Go to 2021 Agenda & Meeting Minutes and look for the Q4 meeting minutes of our last meeting or the agenda for this meeting.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    The Friends of BPL


BPL Event – Volunteer Details

  • Summer Concert Series, BPL Gazebo @ 12-1 pm
    • 1-2 Friends volunteers per concert
      1. June
      2. July
      3. August
  • Ice Cream Social – Every year on a Thursday in August @ 5:30-8:30 pm.
    • 5 Friends volunteers, 2 shifts
    • Friends table
    • Volunteers serve ice cream
    • Volunteers cover the Friends table by educating potential members
  • Volunteer Fair – Every year on a Saturday in August @ 10-1:00pm.
    • 3 volunteers to run Friends table
    • Educate and invite potential members and volunteers!
  • Halloween Party – Every year on a Saturday in October @ 12-3pm
    • 7-8 Friends volunteers, 2 shifts
    • Donuts & Cider table
  • Snowman Crossing – Saturday after Thanksgiving in November @ 9am (Thanksgiving weekend)
    • Decorating Friends tree
    • Fellowship and hot chocolate afterwards

“Thanks again for the Friends always purchasing the Christmas trees for BPL!”

the BPL Office and Staff
  • Holiday Open House – Every year the first week of December @ 6:45-8:45 pm.
    • 4 Volunteers, 2 shifts
    • Friends table, lower level hallway (outside of meeting rooms A/B)

Friends in Action throughout the years

Can’t find what you’re looking for on the calendar above? Try our Google Calendar of Events for more details.

If you would like more information about the Friends meetings, please go to Friends Meetings.  There you will find details about when we meet, what is discussed and how to join.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email us at!

See full event calendar at the Bloomingdale Public Library website: BPL Annual Events

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