Multi-colored Barrington Creates logo with lowercase b, green text reading February 2016

Artists, Makers, and Creative Types – the Barrington Area Library Needs You!

 For the last five years, the Barrington Area Library, like many libraries around the world, has offered a “One Book” reading selection. As we met to begin planning our 2016 “Barrington Reads” event, it quickly became clear that we were all pining to do something very different – to think “outside the book,” if you will. After many brainstorming sessions, ... Read more...

80. Meet and greet local authors at the Barrington Area Library’s first annual Local Author Fair

 It’s no secret that Barrington is full of amazing authors and storytellers. From novelists to poets to historians, many Barrington area authors have published works of the highest quality. However, 2015 will be the first time you can meet many of these talented writers all in one place: at the Barrington Area Library’s first annual Local Author Fair! The Local ... Read more...

32. Books & Beyond: Stephen King’s “11/22/63” the Focus of 5th Annual Barrington Reads Event, Underway Now!

 It’s been way too long since I’ve written a Books & Beyond post on behalf of the Barrington Area Library! Since we successfully completed our renovation project in 2014, we are busier than ever over at 505 N. Northwest Highway, and I’m amazed at how the months have flown by. Nevertheless, one tradition we began before the renovation is our ... Read more...

223. The Best-Kept (Business) Secret in Barrington

 When I am out and about in the community, I’m occasionally stunned (maybe depressed is a better word) by what people don’t know about the Barrington Area Library. They don’t know we offer free e-books and e-audiobooks, along with free-to-download music, magazines, and streaming movies and TV shows. They don’t  realize that librarians are professionals with Masters degrees in Library ... Read more...

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