School Services

Special Collections | Student Programs | Teacher Services | Preschool Visits | School Liaison

Special Collections

Character Counts! Collection
Books, workbooks, videos, CDs and DVDs are available to supplement the Character Counts program. Pre-school-twelfth grade.

Donna Beth Froio Foreign Language and Cultural Collection
Books, book and cassette kits, and CD's on the study of foreign language, folklore, culture, ethnic recipes, music, poetry, literature and history. An excellent multi-cultural resource collection in Spanish, Indian Languages, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Polish, and Japanese. Pre-school through eighth grade.

Parent-Teacher Collection
Books and kits that provide parents and teachers with information on child development, classroom support materials, and parenting issues.

Bloomingdale Public Library has non-circulating copies of textbooks from Bloomingdale School District 13, Marquardt School District 15, Consolidated School District 93, Elementary School District 20,
St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights and Lake Park High School.

Student Programs

Celebrate the lives and works of popular children's authors with an Author Celebration program. It includes a biographical presentation of the author's life, sharing of the author's work, and a related craft. Suggested authors are Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Lois Lowry, and Beverly Cleary. This program is available either in the classroom or at BPL and is suitable for grades up to third grade.

1st Grade
The Celebrate Reading Party is presented at BPL. Students will enjoy a party with games, stories, treats, and a behind the scenes tour to celebrate the reading skills they have developed while in 1st grade. Special party invitations will be mailed to all first grade classes in the spring of each school year.

2nd Grade
Library Lady will visit classrooms with books and stories. This is designed to be a follow-up to the Celebrate Reading Program.

1 & 2nd Grades
Monarch Book talks from the newest list of titles is offered by a staff member and are presented at your school.

3rd - 5th Grades
Blue Stem Book Talks are offered by our staff to introduce the students to the new yearly list.

4th - 8th Grades
The newest Rebecca Caudill Book Award List will be presented to the students by a member of the BPL staff.

Teacher Services

Assignment Alerts
Teachers are encourages to notify our library anytime they have special assignments that require students to do research. We like to be prepared to direct students to the information they need whether it be books or databases.

Bag of Books
Teachers may request books and other materials on a specific topic for use in their classrooms. Each Bag of Books will have up to 25 books that will be selected by a member of the library staff, checked out to the teacher, and delivered to the school's office on the requested date. Teachers must register with the school liaison and will then receive a program description and fax forms for their request.

Preschool Visits

The Bloomingdale Public Library offers outreach storytimes once a month to preschools located in Bloomingdale. For more information or to request a visit, please e-mail Heidi Knuth at

School Liaison Information
School Services Guide

For information regarding our programs or to make reservations, please contact:

Kandy Jones
Phone: (630) 529-3243 ext. 2801
Fax: (630) 529-3243