Friday Open Hours
Downtown Library: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ellettsville Branch: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Celebrating Black Voices

    Reading Challenge

    Learn about books that received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and Celebrating Black Voices events in our online reading challenge, now through March 31!

  • Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

    "Our Voice": February 1–March 20

    This exhibit features 34 prints of winning illustrations from the Coretta Scott King Awards since 1973. The illustrations highlight stories and figures from Black history, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout time.

  • Temporary Public Student Loan Forgiveness

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    If you are or have been employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or nonprofit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or its limited-time expansion for many borrowers who previously did not qualify.

  • Top Circulating Items of 2021

    Top Circulating Items of 2021

    2021 is in the books! We’re taking a look back at the media that kept you entertained and educated last year. We tallied the numbers and here are our top circulating items of 2021!

  • An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

    February 5: Jacqueline Woodson

    Hear from the internationally acclaimed and award-winning author who gives voice to African American life through more than 30 compelling stories focused on race, gender, and sexuality with characters who face challenges in powerful tales that are laced with hope.

  • The Herald-Times

    "Herald-Times" Online Access

    Access The Herald-Times free from any computer or mobile device inside the Library! You can also read full-text articles from 1988 to the present using your library card at home.

  • Coffee with Friends with Briah & Taylor O'Neal

    Coffee with Friends: January 23

    Join us for a conversation with author Briah O'Neal and illustrator Taylor O'Neal, two Bloomington teenagers who teamed up to create "Serve It to Me, Too!"an illustrated story of a young girl discovering her newfound interest and athletic abilities in tennis. A book signing will follow.

  • Freezefest at the Library


    Watch a live ice sculpting demonstration on January 22 as we transform a block of ice into a Friends of the Library bear on the plaza in front of the Downtown Library––just one part of Bloomington's second annual Freezefest!

Staff Picks

Winter Favorites

January Staff Picks List

Let It Snow

January Staff Picks List

Friendships, Relationships, and Connection

January Staff Picks List

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