Love STINKS Chocolate Fest

Thursday February 12 from 3:30-5:30

Bloomfield Public Library-Community Room

For Teens in Grades 6-12

Eat Chocolate drizzled snacks!

Taste a variety of chocolate flavors!

Play Chocolate Trivia!

Make Anti-Valentine Cards!

Please  Preregister by calling 384-4125 or visiting the teen room






Chinese New Year

February 19, 2015 from 6:30—7:30 p.m.

Info, Crafts, Treats

Come and b-Ə-Ə-h ready to spring into the New Year.

2015-Year of the Goat

What is your Chinese Zodiac sign?



Make a Gorgeous Necklace

January 15, 2015


Community Room

Beat those January blahs by bringing your nimble fingers to the Library

to make a bright and colorful necklace.  Let’s have some soothing tea and

play some mood music and chat with friends.  Take home your own work of art to lift your spirits or to present as an unexpected gift for someone.  If a

necklace sounds too ambitious for you, make a key chain.


2nd Annual Golf (Fore!) the Library

The 2nd Annual Golf (Fore!) the Library will be held at the main library in Bloomfield on Saturday, February 7, from 10AM-6PM. The library will stay open an extra hour that day to coincide with this event. Advance tickets are on sale now for $4/each at the library, or you may purchase tickets on the day of the event for $5/each or $15 for four tickets.

Thank you to our event sponsors so far:

Eagle ($500+):



  • Linton McDonald’s



  • Bloomfield Hardware (Groomer’s)
  • Flynn Welding & Inspection

Birdie ($150+):

  • Bloomfield State Bank
  • The Rowe Law Firm, LLC
  • Tiny Tykes Daycare

Par ($100+):

  • Riester and Strueh, Attorneys
  • Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Graves Plumbing Company, Inc.
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Greene County General Hospital
  • Smithville Communications, Inc.

Caddie (In-Kind)

  • The Dancing Bear Shop
  • Bloomfield IGA

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event, contact the library for more information. We also are accepting in-kind donations (food for the day of the event, items for bidding in the silent auction). Thank you for supporting the library and Greene County Literacy Coalition!

Coffee Hour with Teen Author Chris Ickes

Tues. Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm

One Bloomfield teen is making his dreams come true,one book at a time.
“I just followed my dream, like everybody should.”
Hot drinks and cookies will be served as Chris introduces his Christian Fantasy book, Darkness Awakening.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Come build and decorate your own gingerbread house!
Monday December 22 from 3:30-6:00
Grades 7-12
Please preregister by calling the library at 384-4125 or visiting the teen room.

Local author promotes Faith and Character Building

Come Sat. Dec. 20th from 10:30-Noon
Enjoy snacks & stories as Nick Schneider signs copies & shares from his book.

This book is a series of 10 short stories that are based on a variety of faith-based character building lessons. The stories, while fictional in nature, are based upon some of my personal life experiences or the experiences I have had as a father and grandfather. It is my hope that these lessons can help to encourage parents, grandparents and others to read to their children, grandchildren and others. Then, they are encouraged to talk about the scripture references at the end of each chapter with the youngsters. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by what you read. 

Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night
December 18 5:30 p.m.

All Aboard in the Community Room
Children please wear your pajamas

Cookies and hot chocolate
provided by Friends of the Library

Call or stop by the library to find out what movie is being shown!

Inclement Weather Policy

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library may, at times, need to close or operate on reduced hours due to inclement weather for the safety of staff and patrons served. Inclement weather, for purposes of this policy, is defined as snow and/or ice. Where possible, the Library will strive to remain open to meet the many needs of the service community. The below guidelines will be relied upon in making a decision on whether to close or operate on a reduced schedule:

The Library may close, or operate on reduced hours, the first day in which Bloomfield schools close due to inclement weather. If Bloomfield schools are open, the Library will have normal hours. The Eastern Branch Library will follow the Eastern Greene school system. The Library Director will make a decision on whether to open regular hours, reduced hours, or close completely based on the following factors:

• County travel status located at:
• Timing of inclement weather (i.e. if conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day or clear up)
• Temperature (i.e. the temperature will warm up and melt off a lot of snow/ice or stay below freezing and likely not improve)
• Ability of scheduled staff to safely make it into work or get home

If school is not in session (breaks/weekends), or the school closes for multiple days, the Library Director will continue to rely on the above factors when making a decision on whether to open or close the Library.

Notification of Closures
The Library will notify patrons of closures or reduced hours via the following communication channels:
• Area news outlets (Greene County Daily World, NewsBarb, Herald Times, WFIU/WTIU, WTWO-TV, WTHI-TV, and WWBL-FM)
• The Library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Signs posted on all Library entrances (when possible)

Teen Halloween Costume Party

Dress up in your scariest costume and join us for a fun Halloween party!
We will have food, games, and prizes for the best costume.  We will also decorate pumpkins with paint and glitter!
Friday October 24 from 1:30-3:30
Bloomfield Public Library-Community Room
Grades 7-12 welcome