Teen Programs & Events

Upcoming Events @ the Library

Teen programs are open to 7th graders and up
Teen Programs Calendar

Read (and Hunt) for the Fun of It

Celebrate Teen Read Week with the Bloomingdale Public Library and Park District in this town-wide, month-long scavenger hunt. Spend the entire month of October completing 50 different challenges to get the chance to win awesome prizes like OwlCrate YA book boxes or a Kindle Fire, with additional opportunities to win other prizes along the way. The more challenges you complete, the greater the chance to win!

Sign up and log your challenges here!

For more information contact Evan at emather@mybpl.org or Liz at liz@bloomingdaleparks.org.

Teen Advisory Board

Next Meetings:
November 16, 6:30-8

Afterhours Teen Spooktacular

Spend a creepy evening with other teens haunting the library after closing! We’ll watch spine-chilling movies, play blood-curdling games (including an Escape Room!), eat frighteningly-tasty pizza, and have an all-around terrifying time.
Sign up to reserve your space!

SAT PRactice Test

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.
Sign up to reserve your space!

International Games Day

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: Celebrate International Games Day at your library! You can discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!


Applications are currently open for the Volunteens program! If you're interested in joining our Volunteens program, please fill out an application. Help out with a few programs and easy jobs in the Youth Services Department, learn new skills, and earn service hours for scouts, church, honor roll, or just a strong college app.

Monthly Teen Clubs

These programs all meet monthly and are drop-in, with no sign-up required.
Open to teens in grades 7-12.

Otaku Tuesday

4th Tuesday of the Month
New date and name starting in August!
Otaku Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Drop-In
October 25 - Deathnote
November 22 - Polar Bear Cafe

Teen Game Night
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
Next meetings: October 27, November 10, NO GAME NIGHT NOVEMBER 24 (CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING), December 8, December 22
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-in