Volunteer & Donate


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


Volunteering at Bloomingdale Public Library

Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Teen Book Reviews - Do you love to read and review books? Then write reviews for our new Teen Book Reviews shelf on Goodreads! Each review will earn you one service hour and you can complete three reviews per month. Your reviews will be added to our Goodreads page and other social media accounts. Visit the Teen Book Reviews page to get started!

Volunteens - The application window for the 2022 Summer VolunTeen Program is currently closed.

Please contact Carol Leeson, VolunTEEN Coordinator, at (630) 924-2744 or email cleeson@mybpl.org if you have any questions regarding the program.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - Upcoming Dates (Check Online Calendar for Latest Program Updates)
May 18, July 20, September 21, November 16 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Drop-In)
Make your voices heard! Join us monthly to meet over pizza to help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library’s teen space, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more!


Item Donation Guidelines

Bloomingdale Public Library is accepting item donations inside at the Circulation Desk (donation receipts are available). Do not leave donations outside or in our lobby area. Due to limited storage space, not all donations are accepted.

WHAT WE ACCEPT

  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition
  • Children’s books
  • DVDs with cases
  • Audiobooks
  • CDs

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • We DO NOT accept items outside of our acceptable donations list - NO toys, clothing, etc. We can only accept books or AV materials as listed above.
  • Damaged, dirty, highlighted, or stained books
  • Musty material with mildew or smoke odors – try the sniff test!
  • Books with dust or cobwebs
  • Encyclopedias older than 10 years
  • Textbooks older than 5 years
  • VHS cassette tapes
  • Magazines
  • Record albums and audio cassette tapes

Donations become the absolute and unconditional property of the library and cannot be returned to the donor for any reason. Once the library takes possession of an item, the library is free to make all decisions in accordance with its established procedures with respect to the retention, storage, use, and disposition of that item.

Items of local interest should be directed to the Local History Department at (630)924-2765 or bdlh@mybpl.org.


Donating Funds

Monetary donations are welcome. It is the policy of the Library to expend monetary donations 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 they 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."

During construction of the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden, all existing memorial bricks were carefully removed from their original locations, stored, and replaced in a new border along the garden. A new map will be coming soon.