Volunteer & Donate

Library Volunteers | Donating Items | Donating Funds | Memorial Books | Commemorative Bricks

Volunteering at the Bloomingdale Public Library

The Bloomingdale Public Library is not accepting any community service volunteers at this time. We are accepting adult volunteers for the Coupon Exchange Program. The Coupon Exchange Program entails cutting, sorting, and separating coupons. Volunteers should be available at least once a week. If you would like to help maintain this program, you can fill out an application in the Business Office. In the event that future volunteer opportunities arise, applications are also available in the Business Office.

If you are interested in supporting the Bloomingdale Public Library, we encourage you to consider joining the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library. For more information, contact the Business Office at (630)529-3120.

Teens interested in volunteering can check our Volunteens or Teen Advisory Board programs.

Guidelines for Donation of Items

For the foreseeable future, the library is not able to accept donations of items. Please do not leave donations outside the library.

Items of local interest should be directed to the Local History Department at 630-924-2765.

Donating Funds

Cash donations are welcomed. It is the policy of the Library to expend the cash on materials, equipment, or a project acceptable to the donor. Other donations such as equipment, stocks, etc. may be accepted, but would be subject to the approval of the Library Director and the Board of Library Trustees.

Memorial Books

In memoriam of a loved one, you may donate towards a book that will be added to the library collection. The book will include a book plate acknowledging your donation and the person, and you are welcome to choose a subject or genre that he or she enjoyed.

If you would like to make a memorial book donation, please contact Abby Budzynski, the Adult Services Department Head, at (630) 924-2733 or abudzynski@mybpl.org.

Commemorative Brick Program

You are invited to buy a commemorative brick that will be permanently installed in the Bloomingdale Public Library courtyard!

Cost for Bricks

Businesses 8" x 8" - $250.00
Each brick holds up to four lines of type with thirteen characters per line.
Family or group 4" x 8" - $75.00
Each brick holds up to three lines of type with thirteen characters per line.

Engraved letters are filled with a black epoxy for protection from the elements.

Sponsored by The Bloomingdale Business Promotion and Cultural Development Committee

To purchase a brick, please come to the Business Office for an order form. All donations are tax deductible. Make checks payable to "Village of Bloomingdale."

For a map of the bricks on the library premises, please click here.

For the list of donors in alphabetical order, please click here.