Tag: January 22

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 latest area to be completed in the full library renovation currently underway and our babysitter is not the only in love with the new space.
“Lincoln loves the whole new area! There is so much to do and so interactive, it’s great!!”
– Seija Nelson Tierney
“We had the pleasure of being the first ones in the children’s area along with Sandra Simmons Bos, and the girls had a BLAST!!!!! The two year old I nanny for said, ‘Kristin that was so much fun, let’s go back tomorrow!’ The baby also had fun doing Tummy time with the fish!!! What an amazing area for the kids, cannot wait to come back again!!!”
– Kristin Kiefer
We recently asked Barrington Area Library Public Information Manager Karen McBride to share more about the design of the new Youth Services Department and the status of the renovation and here’s what she had to say:
What are some of the highlights of the new Youth Service Department?
The focus in designing the department was to truly create a space where learning is interactive and fun.  Along those lines, some highlights include……

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Barrington Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard

297. Reenact the Chicago Bears’ "Super Bowl Shuffle"

 Barrington District 220 school administrators are channeling the 1985 Chicago Bears and reinterpreting the “Super Bowl Shuffle” as we head into tomorrow’s Bears/Packers battle for the NFC Championship.

Yes, this is a picture of schools Superintendent and all-star rapper, Dr. “T-Diddy” Tom Leonard.  He’s joined by the Assistant Barrington High School Principal, Paul “Fo Shizzle” Gillette, Principal Steve “Hip-Hop” McWilliams and Buildings & Grounds Director, Tom “Da Bomb” Campagna on BHS-TV’s latest release.…

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