Upcoming Events


Regular Hours

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the library will resume regular hours and services. All staff and patrons entering the library will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The library will continue to provide materials and services through contact-free curbside pickup service as requested.
The library is taking every precaution to ensure that these services are provided in a way that is safe for patrons as well as library staff to enjoy our technology, collections and professional expertise, Click below for more information.
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Virtual Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading is going virtual at Blue Island Public Library. 'Dig Deeper' with our new app from Beanstack, available for free on the app store and Google play. The 'Dig Deeper' summer reading program runs from June 1- July 31. Download the app to log your reading, participate in reading and program challenges, and win great prizes.  After downloading the app, search for Blue Island Public Library to create your account, and read with us all summer long!

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The Summer Lunch Bus

The Summer Lunch Bus from the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be stationed at Blue Island Library to help feed our community this summer. Beginning Monday, June 8, the lunch bus will share two day's worth of Grab and Go meals to any individual from 2:15-2:50 pm on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Stop by the library to grab a meal, some books or craft materials while you are here!
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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 July 2020

Library Board Meeting

Blue Island Public Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

July 15, 2020

Library Meeting Room, 7 p.m.

The meeting of the Board of Library Trustees will be held without a quorum of Library Trustees physically present. The meeting will take place physically in the library meeting room, but may also be attended via electronic means.  Library Trustees will conduct the Board meeting with some Library Trustees attending remotely via electronic means. This method of conducting the board meeting is authorized by Executive Order of the Governor (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 5, March 16 2020)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5205090829

Meeting ID: 520 509 0829      One tap mobile +13126266799


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