Friday Open Hours
Downtown Library: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ellettsville Branch: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Digital Creativity at Home: Holiday Pet Pics

    Ready to level up your skills? Join our Digital Creativity Specialist as he shows you how to use Photopea, a free web app, to edit your pet pics into radical 80s-inspired portraits. A perfect gift for the holidays!

  • Library of Things Energy Monitors

    Check Out an Energy Monitor

    The Library of Things is a collection of non-traditional items for check out, including energy monitors, iPads, hotspots, toys, and much more. Our plug-in energy monitors can help you understand how much power your home appliances use!

  • Winter Utility Financial Assistance

    Energy and Water Financial Assistance

    The Energy Assistance Program offers winter fuel/heating financial assistance to those who have household incomes at or below 60% of the State Median Income.

  • Freegal logo with Adele "30" album cover

    Free Music Streaming

    Freegal offers unlimited streaming of over 16 million songs, including Adele's new album, 30, available now. You can also download five free songs a week with your library card!

  • Make smarter purchasing decisions with Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports

    Shopping for the holidays? Get money-saving advice and tips, product ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice using Consumer Reports, free with your library card!

  • Winter Holiday Closings

    Winter Holiday Closings

    The Downtown Library, Ellettsville Branch, and Bookmobile will be closed December 24–25 and January 1. You can still use your library card to access ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and much more online anytime!

  • Dine Out for the Library

    Muddy Fork Bakery Fundraiser

    Shop Muddy Fork Bakery on December 4, 11, and 18 and they'll donate 50% of your purchase to the Friends of the Library foundation! Place your order online by Wednesday for Saturday pickup at numerous locations (use the code LIBRARY), or show your flyer when you visit the Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market at the Switchyard Park Pavilion from 9 AM–12:30 PM. Stock up for the holidays!

  • Cheap-O Gift Workshops

    Cheap-O Gift Workshops

    Learn to make inexpensive giftable crafts that people will actually use and love! You'll leave each class with a finished sample, instruction sheet, and supply list to recreate these awesome gifts at home. Age 18 and up.

Staff Picks

Children's Books about the Immigrant Experience

December Staff Picks List

YA Standalone Books

December Staff Picks List

Winter Reading

December Staff Picks List

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