Dominic Froio Memorial Garden

Dominic Froio Memorial Garden

Bloomingdale Public Library was pleased to receive a very generous donation from the estate of the late Mr. Dominic Froio. This donation came without specific instructions or limitations as to how to expend the funds. We engaged a local architectural firm to conduct a visioning session with Library Board and staff and received community input through an online survey to help decide what projects would best serve the community. We have used the information gathered to plan for and create an amazing new space near the front of the library that will expand our outdoor programming capabilities. This matches goals from our Long-Range Plan for growth, which includes fostering intellectual dialogue and promoting lifelong learning opportunities through new and innovative programs.

The Dominic Froio Memorial Garden will enable BPL to expand patron programming and will include an IDNR-certified butterfly garden and outdoor seating with Wi-Fi access. We look forward to the completion of this project as together we plan for the future of your Bloomingdale Public Library.

The ribbon cutting for the garden will be September 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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Click here for a butterfly garden plant identification guide.

Architectural Sketches of the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden

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