BPL for Kids
The Bloomfield Public Library provides a dedicated Children’s Library facility, located next door to the main building in Bloomfield's historic 1920s original library on Broad Street.
Children and their caregivers are invited to come by and browse our large collection of picture, early reader, non-fiction and chapter books for kids. A selection of board games and puzzles is in the back to help keep little ones busy and computer work stations are available for online learning and research.
Last but not least, be sure to check out the library's calendar which includes free programs for kids and families held at the library and out in our community each week.
Children's Library Announcements
Our Winter Storytime Series begins on Tuesday, January 7th! Click on the calendar link for details!
Outreach Programs are ongoing: look for us around the Bloomfield Community! View our latest flyers below for more details.
BPL has partnered with the Bloomfield Schools: info on our tutoring program and student art exhibits can also be found on the flyers below.
Upcoming Kid Events
Online Library Resources for Kids & Caregivers
With your library card, you'll have access to our 24/7 digital library catalogs. Browse thousands of eBooks and audiobooks including educational non-fiction and popular fiction titles for all reading levels and ages through our OverDrive service and its Libby app. Flip through kid-friendly eMagazines including American Girl, NatGeo Kids, Highlights, Muy Interesante Junior and many more by logging into RBdigital.
Free apps are available (for both Apple and Android) that allow you to instantly download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines to your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or e-reader.
Online Research & Learning for Kids
Additional apps offer learning services for language lessons and test prep. Browse through titles from our featured resources and check out our Kids Research and Learning page for a more comprehensive listing of helpful online resources to help with school work or just for personal learning and development.
Kid Art on Display
Visit the Children's Library to see monthly rotating exhibits of artwork created by Bloomfield elementary school students. Check our current event flyers above to see which school is currently being featured.
Visiting with Ruby & Friends
Kids and caregivers often enjoy visiting with our pet rabbit, Ruby! An adorable ruby eyed rabbit, she was adopted by the library in 2016 and can usually be found hanging out in her deluxe two story bunny condo located just inside the main entrance of the Children's Library. Please keep in mind that while Ruby is typically at the library during our open hours, there is a chance that she'll be elsewhere getting some rest and quiet time when you visit.
Free tutoring for grades K-6 is offered by BHS Honor Society Students at the Bloomfield Public Library every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7PM. Please contact the library to book a tutoring session or ask questions about this program.
Provides Nutrition Gift Bags for our in-house Storytime attendee families.
Lovlee Art Studios
Hosts the Library's monthly Community Storytime.
Shooting Star Dance Center
Hosts the Library's monthly Storytime Boogie!