Upcoming Events

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Library Regular Hours Have Returned

Beginning Monday, September 28, the library will be resuming regular service hours, with no appointment needed.  Building occupancy will remain under 25%, and masks and hand sanitizer use is required of all visitors.

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Fr & Sat 9am-5pm
More Info

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BookPage Issues Online

BookPage has lifted restrictions on the sharing and viewing of their digital issues while closures of book stores and libraries are in effect. Please feel free to access issues using the link below.

BookPage August 2020

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BIPL Virtual Art Gallery

Blue Island Public Library art gallery starting in October 2020.

Download the artsteps app to walk through our gallery with your phone and VR headset. No account necessary to view. 

If you want to be part of our gallery submit this form https://forms.gle/m1EE8QBnQMxHit2g9

Categories: Literature, Digital art, Photography, Traditional art, Sculpting, Animation, Video, Comics, Crafting, 3D modeling


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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?
Check the full list

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Employment Opportunity

Blue Island Public Library is seeking an innovative, customer service oriented professional to lead our busy Youth Services Department. The Youth Services Manager is responsible for the development, promotion, and implementation of library services, resources, and programs for children aged 0-tween and their parents/guardians in the Blue Island community.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with school and community outreach
  • Thorough knowledge of juvenile literature and collection development
  • Positive supervisory and budget management experience
  • Expert technology and virtual programming skills
  • Ability to work pleasantly and effectively with staff, management, and patrons
  • Ability to translate children's interests and needs into programs and services for a diverse population
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited school or Master's degree in related field
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus
Blue Island Public Library values a positive and friendly work environment, with interdepartmental collaboration on projects and community events. See attached job description. To be considered for an interview, please submit your resume and letter of interest to employment@blueislandlibrary.org
 
37.5 hours per week, includes days, evenings and weekend rotation
 
Starting $22.00 p/h DOQ. Generous benefits, including health insurance, 20 vacation days and participation in IMRF.




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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.
Join now!

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BIPL Value Calculator

See the real dollar value of your Blue Island Public Library collections and services!
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