Join the Bloomingdale Public Library on Saturday, September 25 for the grand opening celebration of two new spaces: the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden and the BPL Makerspace.
Stop for the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and stay to enjoy treats, crafts, shows and more!
The Dominic Froio Memorial Garden is a new outdoor space for all to enjoy, made possible by a generous donation that the Bloomingdale Public Library has received from the estate of Dominic Froio, a longtime Bloomingdale resident. His passion for cultural exchange and the celebration of the arts is evidenced in part by his long tradition of supporting the Bloomingdale Public Library, his support for artist groups in Mexico, and his support and participation in organizations with purpose. local nonprofit. Dominic lost his daughter, Donna Beth, to cancer at the age of 16. Subsequently, he devoted much of his energy and money to promoting charitable work. The Froio Memorial Garden pays homage to what Dominic cared most about him, his daughter, and embracing cultural diversity. The 16 dragonfly wings on the awnings symbolize each of the years Dominic’s daughter, Donna Beth, lived. The colors of dragonfly wings are a celebration of the diversity of cultures and ethnicities that make up the fabric of our society. This outdoor space will expand guest programming and include an Illinois Department of Natural Resources certified butterfly garden, innovative lighting, and outdoor seating with Wi-Fi access.
The BPL Makerspace is a free creative space for Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders. Equipment such as craft cutters, heat presses, fabric cutters, etc. are available to cardholders. Staff will be available for equipment training by appointment.
This event is free and open to the public.
Current COVID-19 protocols will be followed during library events. For more information regarding either of these spaces, contact Tim Jarzemsky, Library Director, at (630) 924-2722 or visit www.mybpl.org.
The Bloomingdale Public Library, founded in 1975, provides access to very interesting, in-demand, informative, educational, cultural and recreational materials and library services in a variety of formats and technologies to approximately 22,000 residents of the village of Bloomingdale. and the surrounding area. The library strives to stimulate the desire to learn in children and encourage lifelong learning for all ages and to meet the needs of the community with useful and timely access to knowledge, information and resources.