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: http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/
• 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

Scary Story Telling!

Join us for a night of telling Scary Stories!

Thursday October 23 from 6:00-7:15

Not-So-Scary stories for children from 6:00-6:30

Snack break and a chance for the little ones to leave from 6:30-6:45

Very Scary stories for older children (5th grade and up), teens, and adults from 6:45-7:15

Bloomfield Public Library, Community Room

Stories told by members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild

Tots Time Fall 2014

Weekly for 6 weeks, Wednesdays at 10:30 for ages 2—3 yrs.
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch

Preschool Storytime Fall 2014

Every Thursday at 10:30 for children ages 4-6 yrs.
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch

Note: If Bloomfield Schools are canceled or delayed due to winter weather, storytime will also be canceled.

The Amazing Tour

Teams of 2 will compete to answer questions and discover Eastern-Greene County history as they tour festivals and landmarks. Sign up at the Bloomfield Public Library! The winners receive Kindle e-Readers! 812-384-4125

On the tour you will visit the Solsberry Festival, the viaduct, the Eastern Branch Library, Owensburg Hattfield Museum, the Covered Bridge, and the Scotland Festival.

Saturday September 20!

Microwave Madness

Learn how to make some easy, delicious snacks in the microwave.
Team up to make these yummy treats and then stick around to eat your creations!
We’ll be making: Baked apples, Haystacks, and nachos!
Thursday September 11 from 3:30-5:30.
For Grades 7-12

Happy Birthday Indiana Poetry Contest!

Write a poem about Greene County!

Help our state celebrate its 200th birthday by submitting a poem, capturing the essence of our county, to be considered for inclusion in a book of poetry containing at least one poem from each of the ninety-two counties. The book will be published by Brick Street Poetry Inc. for the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration

Poem should be:
40 lines or less.
In any form or in free verse.

Poetry Contest Open to:
Any resident of Greene County who has lived here at least one year.
Any nonresident who was born in Greene County and lived here for at least twelve years

Submit to the adult desk by September 18!

Build a Catapult!

Blend engineering, physics, and fun to create your own catapult out of tongue depressors!
Thursday August 7 from 1:00-3:00
Bloomfield Public Library, Community Room
For students entering grades 5-12