Any time of year, visit the branch to read, play, access free Wi-fi, use our computers or attend a program. This is your library and we welcome you to try out different spaces in the library and feel at home. Stay as long as you like!
Summer Reading programs are designed to help children retain their reading, writing and math skills throughout the summer. Of course reading is an emphasis, but programs have so much to offer that all skills are tended to at some point. These children demonstrate the eager learning we saw all summer long at the public library.
Getting ready for school is something we hear often as the first day of school approaches, but at the public library, we have been helping children get ready for school all summer long!
Broadview Learning Center 705 West Coolidge Drive, Bloomington, 812-330-7731 February 6 - April 11 (Call for an appointment.) Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Ellettsville Branch Library 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone 812-876-3383 February 1 - April 12 (Call for an appointment.) Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Indiana University Maurer School of Law 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington January 30 - March 7 (First come, first served.) Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Two Super Saturdays: March 2nd, March 23rd 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm
Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington 200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington 812-332-1559 ext. 0 January 29 - March 9 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3050 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 4 - April 12 (First come, first served) Monday and Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday: 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Owen County Public Library 10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, Phone 812-829-3392 ext. 1 February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Thursday: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Central Community Action Program 1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone 812-339-3447 ext. 233 February 2 - April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone 812-349-3720 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 6 - April 11 (First come, first served.) Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Are you in the market for a new washing machine or maybe even a new car? Not sure which model will be the better buy? The library offers a powerful consumer research tool by providing you access to the Consumer Reports website. ConsumerReports.org provides members with access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. The website also provides product reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and reviews from other users like you. ConsumerReports.org reviews include cars, household appliances, electronics, home and garden products, and products for your kids and babies.
Do you want to keep up on the latest consumer product news such as recalls and safety tips? ConsumerReports.org has the most current relevant news always displayed on its homepage. You can also sign up for the free email newsletter. Consumer Reports operates the world's largest product testing and research lab. On the website you can read or watch videos of how they conduct their many different tests. ConsumerReports.org also includes a home remodeling and improvement guide that offers expert advice on keeping your project on schedule and on budget.
The Ellettsville Branch is testing out scanning options for patron use. We'll have this scanner for one month to see if it suits our needs, so come try it out! This scanner can scan photos, documents, newspaper clippings, etc. all from the simple touch menu! You can save the files to a flash drive or email them to yourself. After you've scanned, please fill out one of our survey forms and let us know what you think!
Horror fiction: There're a lot of arguments about what it is and isn't -- it's bloody; it doesn't have to be bloody. It's supernatural, like werewolves and ghosts; it can have just people -- they're scary enough. It's got sparkly vampires who can inexplicably run around all day; vampires don't fall in love, they fall with their fangs into your neck. Whatever version of horror you subscribe to, with Halloween coming up quickly, it's what's for dinner.
Visit the Children's Room at the Ellettsville Branch and you will see our violets love the space as do families. Sit in a window seat to read together or play with blocks or train table in this special space. Many children enjoy the room before and after our programs. The NEW BROCHURE is now available in the library and sign-ups can be made through our website.