About the Friends

The Bloomingdale Public Library was brought to this community because of the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library organized in 1974. To learn more about our history, check out our story here.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library is to work in partnership with library staff and trustees to promote the use of library resources by residents of the Bloomingdale community and to help raise funds for services the library provides.

Past Friends Contributions

Donated by the Friends

    • Museum Passes
    • T-Shirts for Summer Reading Program
    • Trees for holiday Snowman Crossing
    • Sand table
    • Low Vision Reader
    • Smart Table
    • 3D Printer
    • Smart Display (for new Study Room)
    • Little Free Library (Circle Park Playground)
    • CNC milling machine (STEAM)
    • Lego Little Bits (STEAM)
Friends 2016 donations to BPL
Friends donate Smart Table and 3D printer to BPL

Annual Reading Programs Sponsored by the Friends

  • On The Same Page
  • One Book, One Winnebago
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • Summer Reading

BPL Events Supported by Friends Volunteers

  • Summer Concerts
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Volunteer Fair
  • Village Halloween Party
  • Snowman Crossing
  • Holiday Open House


The Friends are always looking for new and unique ways to raise funds to support the Bloomingdale Public Library!  If you are creative or want to share your ideas on how we can support the library, join the Friends!

Want to learn more?  Check out our Friends Meetings and Friends Members pages for more details.

If you have questions, email us at mybplFriends@gmail.com!

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