205 E. Olive St., Bloomington Illinois 61701
Bloomington Public Library, serving an area of 72,000 residents, has a collection of 200,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 12,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 5,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 39 employees, of whom 8 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $330,000. Patrons make 310,000 visits annually, and check out materials 600,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Bartonville) Alpha Park Public Library
(Bloomington) Bloomington Public Library
(Brimfield) Brimfield Public Library
(Chenoa) Chenoa Public Library
(Fairbury) Dominy Memorial Library
(Duquoin) Duquoin Public Library
10/16 Coming to The Bloomington area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Mayfest Chicago IL May17-19 Chicago Mayfest brings in three days of celebration - featuring; Chicago's BEST Bands, Festival Cuisine, pretzels, beer, and a broad spectrum of super cool entertainment...
Riverside Arts Weekend Riverside IL May18-19 The Riverside Arts Weekend is sure to please artists and patrons alike. Join us to celebrate two days of fabulous art in downtown Riverside, Illinois.