Upcoming Events

Covid-19 and the Library

The library takes the safety of staff and visitors to the library very seriously. All visitors to the library must wear a mask and practice social distancing for the entirety of the their visit. Hand sanitizer and wipes are available for patron use, and all frequently touched surfaces in the library are sanitized daily. 
The library is operating at 25% capacity during Phase 4 mitigation. Hours and services are subject to change based on mitigation guidance provided through the Restore Illinois Plan. Seating is limited, and patrons are encouraged to keep visits to the library brief.
All materials returned to the library are quarantined for 3 days before checking in, so don't worry if you see that your items you just returned are not checked in yet.
Computers are spaced for appropriate social distancing, and all programming is taking place virtually. Meeting rooms are not available for public use at this time.


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.
Join now!


BIPL Value Calculator

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

Would you like to be part of our virtual gallery?
Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wXVDsBu9PbN5z8gC7

Email kreyes@blueislandlibrary.org for more info.

Virtual Gallery