• Please wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks available upon request.
  • Ask about our new Playaways, Vox Books, and Launchpads!
  • Computers, printer, scanner, copier, fax, study rooms available
  • Online Event Calendar, or view the printable June calendar.
  • Museum Passes for free or discounted admission to many area attractions (or view Printable Museum Pass Brochure)
  • BPL Online library is always open — read, watch, listen, research!

Comic author/illustrator Nathan Hale is visiting Bloomfield on June 1st! (6:00 PM, Carmen Arace School Auditorium)

Bloomfield Public Library is excited to announce that – with the generous support of Duncaster Retirement Community – we are bringing Comic Author/Illustrator Nathan Hale to Bloomfield! Perhaps best known for his graphic series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (based on historic U.S. events), he will do a series of closed presentations in our schools followed by an evening presentation open to anyone in the public! The evening presentation will be at Carmen Arace School (390 Park Ave., Bloomfield) in the auditorium. Time-allowing, the author will gladly sign personal copies of his books that you bring to the event. Advance registration for this special event is appreciated.
For all ages. Read more >

SUMMER READING BEINGS! (All Ages, June 5 to Aug. 11)

The BPL Summer Reading program is open to all ages – children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice” and the program runs June 5 – August 11. We’re excited to share another great summer reading season with all of you. Simply create an account online with READsquared. You can create individual accounts or create a series of linked accounts as a family – whatever works best for you! Then, just log book titles all summer long. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes in our end-of-summer raffles for all ages. Be sure to visit our Summer Reading page on our website to get all the information you need to register. Read more >

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting + Dinner at McMahon Wintonbury (June 6 @ 4:00 PM)

Open to students in grades 7 – 12. Get your voice heard! We want your ideas about the new libraries, which programs to offer, the teen book collection, and more! TAG is a dinner club (yes, you get free food!) and your involvement will help transform the future of Teen Services in Bloomfield. Why else is TAG great? You will earn volunteer hours, get leadership opportunities, you can add it to your resume, and we’ll also add in some free books! See our Events Calendar for details on how to register. This meeting is in-person at McMahon Wintonbury Library. Read more >

Black History in Connecticut: Artifacts from the CT Historical Society (Virtual) (Tue., June 6th @ 6:30 PM)

Join museum educator Natalie Belanger from the CT Historical Society who will take you on a tour of items from their collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut. Learn about Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the Black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in our state.
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