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
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  • 06

    5:30 pm-9:30 pm
    Bloomingdale Public Library
    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Please join us for the Ice Cream Social, which celebrates the end of the Summer Reading Program. This event will be held in the parking lot of the library underneath a big top tent. Food will be available for purchase and of course ice cream! This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.


    (In case of inclement weather, please meet us inside in the Conference room downstairs.)

  • 22

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Bloomingdale Public Library
    101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Please come visit us at the Friends’ table!


    LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

  • 25

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

    No additional detail for this event.

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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