Friends of the Library

The Friends Of The Library Invite You To Join Us

Lend A Helping Hand To Your Bloomingdale Public Library.

Who are the Friends?

We are a non-profit organization that supports the Bloomingdale Public Library. We raise funds to support library in various ways, including supporting reading programs and purchasing equipment and materials for the library.

Friends

What do we do?

We plan fun fundraising events which benefit our library and our community. Our largest fundraiser is coordinating the Perpetual Book Sale at the library, which sells withdrawn and donated books both at the library and through our book reseller.


When & where do we meet?

Meetings are held four times a year. Members who are unable to attend meetings, but wish to help out, may donate a few hours of time to help with our various activities.
Upcoming meetings are as follows at 7:00 p.m.:
October 26, 2022 - Meeting Room B
January 25, 2023 - Meeting Room C
April 26, 2023 - Meeting Room C
July 26, 2023 - Meeting Room C
October 25, 2023 - Meeting Room C

Donations and Dues

Donations and Dues can be paid with your VISA, Master Card or VISA Debit card via our online store. Click here for more information about donations and dues


How can you support the Friends?

You can shop our Perpetual Book Sale shelves at the library! All hardcover books are $2, everything else is $1. We accept cash payments in the drop box above the sale shelves (exact change only) or you can pay via Zelle to mybplfriends@gmail.com.

To purchase from our reseller online (purchases support many different local libraries, not just BPL):
on Amazon
on eBay


UPCOMING FUNDRAISER

fundraiser

Come out to Pinot’s Palette Elmhurst to support the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library, be creative, and have fun!

We’ll be painting a beautiful painting to take home and, if you’d like, display at the library in October for Friends of the Library Month. We will provide some snacks, but bring your own as well or some to share! There will be a cash bar on-site. We’ll also have raffles, prizes to be announced closer to the event.

When: Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Pinot’s Palette Elmhurst | 214 N. York St, Elmhurst, IL
Price Per Seat: $49

Register by clicking here or email the Friends here

How do I join?

Please fill out the application form (online version) | application form (printable version) and return to a staff member in the Business Office of the library along with your yearly $5.00 membership fee or $50 lifetime dues.

You can also mail it to:
Bloomingdale Public Library
Attn: Business Office
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

If you would like further information, please email us at mybplfriends@gmail.com or contact the library at (630) 529-3120.