128. Library Launches “Read To Feed” Campaign to Benefit Local Food Pantries

 Summer reading clubs at public libraries are nothing new. Children, teens, and even adults register for the programs, log in the books they read, and earn rewards ranging from a free book or t-shirt to more extravagant prizes like gift cards and e-readers. This summer, the Barrington Area Library is adding a unique twist to its “Read To Feed” summer ... Read more...

57. Three Simple Truths about Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Author, Rachel Joyce

 We’ll be chatting live via Skype with Rachel Joyce, the author of international bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, in the Barrington High School Resource Room Sunday (February 23) at 1 p.m. and all are welcome to join us.  We hope you’ll drop by with your questions for Rachel during our interview for the Barrington Area Library’s fourth annual ... Read more...

45. Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: Chapters 1 – 10

 I started re-reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry this week to prepare for our upcoming interview with the book’s author, Rachel Joyce.  The book is the fiction selection for Barrington Reads, the annual February community reading event in Barrington.  Hopefully some of you are also reading the book and might consider taking part in our “Tools for an Unlikely ... Read more...

40. Help Me Interview “Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” Author Rachel Joyce

 When the Barrington Area Library asked me last fall if I would interview the author of this year’s fiction selection for their annual Barrington Reads community reading campaign, I was honored for the opportunity and then immediately felt nervous.  I interview people every day for the stories we share here at 365Barrington.com, but this one’s different because this interview will ... Read more...

19. Author Paul Tough to Talk About How Children Succeed

 Barrington’s annual community reading campaign, Barrington Reads, is coming up this February featuring two books – one fiction and one non-fiction. Both books will be the focus of a series of fun and exciting events throughout the month, including opportunities to hear from each of the book’s authors.  In early February the author who wrote the non-fiction selection, Paul Tough, ... Read more...

17. Rave Reviews for Library’s New Youth Services Department

 One week after the Barrington Area Library unveiled its new Youth Services Department, parents and nannies continue to rave about the new space and our own kids just can’t get enough of it. Our babysitter recently sent me a text reading, “This library is crazy awesome!! Even cooler than I was expecting!” The new Youth Services Department is just the ... Read more...

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