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Library Closed

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the library will be CLOSED until further notice. All in-person programming has been canceled or postponed. 

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BookPage Issues Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the temporary closures of public libraries and bookstores across the country, BookPage will be pausing the shipment of the April issue until at least the first week of April. 

In the meantime, BookPage has lifted restrictions on the sharing and viewing of their digital issues while these closures are in effect. Please feel free to access issues using the link below.

BookPage March 2020


Celebrate National Library Week

APRIL 19TH-25TH. FIND YOUR PLACE AT THE LIBRARY. There’s something for almost everyone at the library, and each library serves the needs of its own unique community. And to further serve the needs of our community, throughout the week we will have Celebrity Circ Clerks at the Circulation Desk to greet patrons and provide information about library services and events. Celebrations during National Library Week include: • Monday, April 20: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2019. • Tuesday, April 21: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. • Wednesday, April 22: National Bookmobile Day, a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities. • Thursday, April 23: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.


Summer Reading Kickoff Event

ON SATURDAY, THE 30TH OF MAY, Blue Island Public Library will be kicking off our 2020 Summer Reading program, Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!, with a fun family fiesta! Starting at 12 noon, just outside the library, in the summer sun, the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library will be running the grills, cooking up picnic food galore. At one o’clock, Dave Dinaso's Traveling World of Reptiles will be stopping by to give us a show, and other games and activities for patrons of all ages will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. Don’t miss it!


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Community Survey

How can the library serve you better? Take our Community Survey, and be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.


Museums for Free!

You may already know that you can gain free entry to the Brookfield Zoo by checking out one of the passes we have, but did you know that you can get into other museums for free, too?
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Become a Friend of the Library!

Do you really want to go another year without being a Friend of the Blue Island Library? We didn't think so! For only $10 a year you can join an organization that sponsors great projects like our outdoor mosaic. Let this be the year you get involved.
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