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
  • 17

    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Bloomingdale Public Library
    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (No admittance after 1:45 p.m. NEW TIME THIS YEAR)
    Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Halloween Party at the Bloomingdale Public Library. This event is sponsored by The Bloomingdale Public Library and the Village of Bloomingdale. The Halloween Party will be held outside under a tent, rain or shine! Children are encouraged to wear costumes. This event will feature free games, free refreshments, balloon artists, and much more!

  • 20

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Bloomingdale Public Library
    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 28

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Bloomingdale Public Library
    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    This is the Friends of Bloomingdale Public Library quarterly meeting.
    Mark your calendars!

    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  Agendas & Meeting Minutes and look for the quarterly meeting minutes of our last meeting or the agenda for this meeting. (If you’re unable to access the files, please email us at and we will grant you access or we can email or print you a copy.)

    Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

    Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library

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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