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Book Bag

Sturdy canvas tote shows off your support of the library while carrying your literary treasures. Purchase at the library circulation desk.


Barrington Playing Cards

Each card displays a unique photo of our beautiful community. WINTER SPECIAL: Purchase four decks and we’ll add a free fifth deck to your delivery! Purchase at the library circulation desk.


Cotton masks

Show your support of the library with this 3-ply cotton mask. Purchase at the library circulation desk.



Join the Friends

Printable Membership Form

Join or Renew your membership online

For a limited time, receive a complimentary Friends face mask with your membership payment at the Sponsor level or higher!

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

    • Programs and events for Adults, Teens, and Children
    • Film Lecture Series with Doug Swicsz
    • Express Books, e-books, and downloadable audiobooks-no waiting for the new and most popular titles!
    • Peep Diorama contest
    • Book Pages
    • Films and Documentaries
    • Technology
    • Online Subscriptions to Providence Journal and Book Browse
    • Museum Pass Program which includes the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Gamm Theatre (discount tickets), Museum of Science, and much more!
  • Contributions to special projects.

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.

Join Online

Printable Membership form

Donations including Books, Monetary, and more

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 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



Donate to support the Friends of the Barrington Public Library


$25 Donation


$100 Donation


Thank you for your support!


The Friends have a variety of books available at the Daily Book Sale, located on the main floor of the Library, next to the Reference desk. 

Our Fall Book Sale is a major fundraiser for the Friends.


Cotton masks

Show your support of the library with this 3-ply cotton mask. $5 Sold at the Library’s circulation desk


Playing cards

Purchase a deck of playing cards and enjoy 54 photographic images of Barrington’s iconic places and scenic views! Sold at the Library’s circulation desk for $10,


Book bag

We have new Friends book bags, now available for sale  at the Circulation desk in the library for $8.00! The bag, which is a sturdy canvas, shows off the new Friends of the Barrington Public Library logo, designed by Barrington resident Peter Nilsen, an art director and artist. Peter has published a number of fly fishing books and is president of the Rhody Fly Rodders.