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Reading by Design! Bloomingdale Public Library (IL) Adult Summer Reading Program
Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, July 29

  • Registration begins Thursday, June 1. After registering, you'll receive our custom t-shirt, compliments of BPL and the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library (while supplies last).
  • For every book you log between June 1-July 29, youll receive an entry into our final drawing.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Read a book from our Reading by Design display for extra entries into the final drawing! Read a display book, log it as a challenge title, and get more chances to win.
  • Log books and challenges from June 12 - July 29. To log your titles, go online or stop at the Reference Desk.
  • After reading five books, youll receive a chalkboard mug prize. Keep reading for additional entries into the final drawing.
  • Final drawing winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 3!
  • Weekly prize drawings will also be held throughout the summer. You’re automatically entered for weekly drawings when you register.
  • The Summer Reading Program is open to Bloomingdale residents only.

Grand Prize
$100 gift card to one of the following stores: Ikea, Blick Art Materials, Michael’s, Jo-Ann, Home Depot, or Target

Final Prizes
- $20 gift card to Platt Hill Nursery
- $25 gift certificate to 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar
- $50 gift certificate to Velarde Salon & Spa
- "A Day at the Garden" package to Chicago Botanic Garden
- Wine tasting for up to 10 adults at Lynfred Winery

The library would like to thank the following area businesses and organizations that have made donations for the Summer Reading Program. Their support helps make our Summer Reading Program a success!

  • 1913 Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Adelle's Fine American Fare
  • Anyway’s Pub
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels
  • Bloomingdale Body & Brain - Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi
  • Bloomingdale Park District
  • Brianna’s Flowers
  • Brunch Cafe
  • Bulldog Ale House
  • Carol's Garden Restaurant
  • Challenge Accepted Mystery Escape Room
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Chipotle
  • Doctor Dog's
  • DuPage County Fair
  • DuPage Derby Dames
  • Epic Air
  • Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream
  • Hairology Salon and Spa
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Kuipers Family Farm
  • Kumon Academy
  • La Campana Restaurant
  • Lynfred Winery
  • Mandarin Bistro
  • McAlister's Deli
  • McDonald’s
  • Platt Hill Nursery
  • Pronto's
  • Ravinia
  • Rockin’ Jump
  • Schaumburg Boomers
  • SkyZone
  • Suzette's Creperie
  • Velarde Salon & Spa
  • Vertical Endeavors
  • Wingstop


2017-10-20 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.



2017-10-20 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- Circ/Tech IDs

Location: Conference Room


2017-10-20 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

Please note there will not be Family Storytime October 6th and 13th.

Location: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D


2017-10-20 Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- Hallo-Scream After Hours Party

Teens can join us for an after hours Hallo-Scream party at the Library! Eat pizza, build graham cracker haunted houses, participate in a costume contest, and see if you can survive a game of Humans vs. Zombies!

Location: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B


2017-10-20 Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.