The Friends of Barrington Public Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the library through fundraising and membership. Founded in 1980, the Friends is a group of hundreds of library lovers in Barrington and nearby communities.

The Friends raise funds through membership dues, the continuous Daily Book Sale located on the main floor of the library, as well as Annual Book Sale. These raised funds cover more than 80% of the Library’s programming each year.  Recently the Friends contributed to the library in the following ways:

  • Programs for children, teens and adults, including:
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Improv Club
    • LEGO Robotics
    • Diorama contest
    • Cookbook Club
    • Field trips
    • Wii gaming
    • and much more
  • Museum Pass Program
  • Books (large-print & audio), movies, and digital books (eBooks & eAudio)
  • Contribution of $25,000 to A New Chapter Upstairs Second Floor Renovation project
  • Film series – in 2018 we screened Hidden Figures, La La Land, A Man Called Ove, and more!

Love your library? Become a Friend! Your membership helps to enrich the entire community.

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