Attend the Annual Meeting

Please join the Friends of the Barrington Public Library for our annual meeting on Sunday, October 16, at 1:30PM in the Collis Family Gallery in the library.  All members of the Friends are invited.  Action items will include voting for a slate of directors and officers for the coming year.  In addition, members will be asked to approve an updated set of bylaws which are available at the Reference Desk in the library.  Following the meeting at 2:00 the Barrington High School jazz band will perform in the Salem Family Auditorium. Refreshments will follow and all are welcome.

Daily Book Sale

The Daily Book Sale is located on the main floor of the library near the Reference Desk. The space has been expanded and more categories added. We now have a larger assortment of excellent books for all ages including fiction, nonfiction, and DVDs. Most items cost $.50 to $3. All proceeds go to the library.

Our Daily Book Sale is replenished daily so check back frequently for new finds! 

We accept cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, and credit/debit cards. All books can be purchased at the Circulation Desk.

Book Donations

Book donations will be accepted, 9 am to 4 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays only. 

Book donations are a great way to support your library. The Friends of Barrington Public Library accepts and maintains all book donations. Donations must be in good condition. Donations may be added or removed from our collection following the criteria of the library collection development policy. Donations may also be sold in the library book sale. Proceeds from the sale of these items help to fund library services. All donations become the property of the library and cannot be returned.

Book donations are accepted at the book donation door. This door is located at the rear of the building facing the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment (Senior Services) parking lot. The door has a set of steps with a railing. There will be a sign on the door indicating book donation drop off.

Do not leave donations in the library book drop or outside the book donation door.

Guidelines for Donations

We will accept the following materials in good condition only:

  • Hardcover and paperback books (with covers; dust jackets not required)
  • Compact discs (CDs) in original cases
  • DVDs in original cases
  • Books on CD (audiobooks) in original packaging
  • Puzzles (all pieces must be included)
  • Dictionaries
  • Textbooks (no older than 10 years)
  • Computer (PC) or console (Nintendo) games
  • Vinyl record albums
  • Activity books (preferably unused)

We will not accept the following:

  • Any materials that have mold, stains, or odors (including smoke)
  • Books without covers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines or newspapers of any kind
  • Cassettes (VHS, audio) of any kind
  • Computer software
  • Computers, eReaders, and other electronic items
  • Toys, including stuffed animals
  • Office supplies

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, the library will provide one. Federal regulations prohibit the library from giving estimates of value for donated materials. Receipts are available at the reference desk upon request.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used along with membership dues to support Library programming. Any amount is appreciated and helpful – please change the quantity in the box to adjust your total!

$5 Donation

$5.00

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Donate to support the Friends of the Barrington Public Library

$5.00

$25 Donation

$25.00

$100 Donation

$100.00

Thank you for your support!

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Why Join?

  • Support the library!
  • Receive an advance monthly calendar of library programs and events so you won’t miss a thing.
  • Access to the Member Preview at our Summer and Fall Book Sales – be the first to check out all of the amazing books we have for sale.

How You Support the Library

Your membership dues contribute to the library in the following ways:

Membership is an affordable way to support our community! Dues start at $10/year. Memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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