Bloomfield Public Library

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February 2020 Special Events

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Here are some of the fun special events happening in February. A complete listing of events can be found on our calendar.

It’s just what it sounds like; a bunch of folks get together and (silently) read! Bring your own book or let us help you choose your next read.
Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.
Feel free to stick around after to share what you’ve read with your fellow silent readers!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a special heart wreath.
No registration required. Drop in when you can!

Challenge your friends and family to an evening of Scrabble™ at the library. New and experienced players of the game are welcome! Registration requested.
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Become a Library Trustee!

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Beginning in January 2020 there will be an opening on the Bloomfield Public Library’s Board of Trustees. The Board meets monthly, on the third Monday. A candidate will be appointed by the Board of Trustees to fulfill the remaining portion of the 2019-2020 term year.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the Bloomfield Central School District. Additional information is available at the library.

If you are interested in this position please contact the library at 585-657-6264, email:, or stop in!

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The Mitten Tree

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Give the gift of warmth!

This Holiday season, help us decorate the Mitten Tree with new mittens, hats, boots, and other outdoor winter apparel. Items donated will be provided to the Ontario County Foster Homefinding Unit to help keep little ones warm this winter!

Donations in sizes from birth through 18 years, will be accepted November 30 through December 20. Items may be handmade or store bought.

The Mitten Tree can be found in the lobby of the Bloomfield Public Library. Please contact the library with any questions at 585-657-6264.

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Origami Star Garland Craft

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Looking for a DIY craft to kick-start your Holiday spirit?

Join us on Monday, December 2 at 6:30pm to make Origami Star Garlands. These festive garlands will be made by folding holiday paper into five-pointed stars and stringing them together.

All materials will be provided; there is no fee for this program. Appropriate for adults and teens. Please contact the library at 585-657-6264 with any questions or to register for this program.

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The Great Give Back: Food Drive

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The Bloomfield Public Library will be collecting nonperishable, non-expired food items for the Food Pantry at The Blessing Room.

The Blessing Room, next-door neighbor to the library, is housed at St. Bridget’s Hall (15 Church Street), and has been serving as a Food Pantry for all in the Bloomfield School District since the 1970’s.

Food item donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the Bloomfield Public Library now through October 19th.

The Great Give Back

The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.

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Summer Reading Programs

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The Summer Reading Program is going on now!

It’s not too late to sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Stop in the library to get your calendar and a few books to get started. Record the minutes you read on your calendar, then bring it in each week to receive your prize!

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Here’s the lineup of our programming for the rest of the summer:

Family Programming
Registration is requested for each program. Please contact the library at 585-657-6264.

July 30 @ 3pm – Galaxy Slime
Glitter, glue, and starch, oh my! Join us for this messy experiment, putting these ingredients (and more) together to create galaxy slime!

August 6 @ 3pm – Cosmic Frames
Create your own cosmos inspired picture frame!

August 13 @3pm – Constellation Luminaries
Make your own constellation luminaries!

August 20 @3pm – Out of this World Tie Dye
Make t-shirts that are out of this world! Join us for an afternoon of tie dying family fun. Please bring a prewashed, 100% cotton T-Shirt or other small, cotton item.

August 1 @ 2:45pm – Teen & Tween Club
Make “Stained Glass” Galaxy Jars. No registration is needed.

August 23 @ 4pm – S.T.E.M. Friday
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities for school aged children.

Reading with Molly – July 31, August 2, 5, 7, and 8: 3-4pm each day
Sign up for a 15-minute session to read with Molly the therapy dog. Registration is required.

Weekly Programs run through August 20.
Registration is requested for each program. Please contact the library at 585-657-6264.

Tuesdays @ 10:30am – Stories & More!
Stories and a craft for all children.

Thursdays @ 10:30am – Simply Stories
Fun-filled stories for all children.

Thursdays @ 6:30pm – Evening Story Time
Stories and a craft for all children.

Summer Programs aren’t just for the kids…

August 7 @ 6pm – Instant Pot Demo
Get to know your Instant Pot better with this how-to. Adults only please. Registration is requested.

August 15 @ 6pm – Watercolor Painting Class
Create your own watercolor painting with artist Kory Yerkes. For adults and teens. Seating is limited. Registration is requested.

August 27 @ 6:30pm – Craft Night: Galaxy Coasters
Create galaxy inspired coasters using Sharpies. For adults and teens. Registration is requested.

August 5 @ 2:30pm – Adult Book Club
All are welcome. We will be reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Tuesdays – Tech Help
Basic computer and device help. Please call to make an appointment.

EVERY Friday @ 1pm – Sit ‘n’ Knit Needle Crafters
All skill levels welcome!


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Happening at the Library

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WEEKLY Classes

Stories & More Tuesdays 10:30am (continues through April 2nd)

Simply Stories Thursdays 10:30am (continues through April 4th)

Evening Stories & More Thursdays 6:30pm (continues through April 4th)

Knitters and Needle Crafters Fridays 1pm

STEM Fridays – 4pm



Book Club – First Monday of the Month 2:30pm

Technology Help – First Tuesday of the Month – by appointment (please call or stop in)

Teen/Tween Club – First Thursday of the Month 3pm

Craft Night – Second Tuesday of the month 6:30pm – call for details



Seed Art  March 26th 6:30PM

AARP Safe Driver Course – March 30th 9AM-4PM – registration required!



Friends of the Library – Second Monday of the Month 7pm

Board of Trustees – Third Monday of the Month 7pm   ** April rescheduled to Apr. 22nd

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More time to enjoy the library!

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The Bloomfield Public Library will now open at 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and we will stay  open until 7pm on Fridays!

Our hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays   2pm-8pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays     10am-8pm

Fridays      2pm -7pm

Saturdays  10am-2pm

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Story Time Information

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Regular weekly Story Classes  continue until December 11th and 13th

‘Stories and More’ Tuesdays 10:30am – 11am   Join us for stories, songs and a craft

‘Simply Stories’ Thursdays 10:30am – 10:45am   Join us for stories and songs

Pre-registration helps, but we welcome walk-ins!


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