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The GIVING TREE
is up at the library!



Pick a present from under the tree to purchase for the library! 


Help the Library this holiday season when you do your online shopping on Smile.Amazon.com!

Go to smile.amazon.com and search for "The Friends of the Barrington Public Library” and follow the on screen instructions.

Now any time you want to go to Amazon for online shopping, go to smile.amazon.com instead and 0.5% of your purchase cost will go to the Friends of the Barrington Public Library! Your cost remains the same, no extra fees will be attached to your account. Learn more about Amazon Smile here.

If you have any questions please let the library know.



GET DUE DATE REMINDERS AND OVERDUE NOTICES SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

To sign up or get more information contact us today! Please note that this service is a courtesy for our patrons; fines are not forgiven due to a missed e-mail or text alert. If you are unsure when your materials are due, refer to your receipt, check your account online, or call the library at 664-9715.


Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paper White, Nook Color & iPads Now Available

Get on the reserve list today
and try one out !






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The library will be closed the following holidays:

December 24th & 25th- Christmas Holiday

Dec.31st-Closing Early@ 4PM
January 1st- New Years Holiday.



MOVIE DAYS

December 20th at 12:00pm
A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.




Additional Library Services:
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Notary Services- Please call ahead
-Ink and Cell phone recycling
-FREE Wi-Fi
-Book Discussion Groups, More info here
-Homebound Delivery Services
-Display your art and treasures at the library!



Upcoming Events


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Access Online Resources
Free access from home to the resources below with your library card number. Exception: Ancestry Genealogy database is only available to patrons on the public computers in the library.
EBSCO
View Magazine, Journal & News Articles
Novelist
Find Interesting Fiction & Non-Fiction
Barrington Tax Maps
View Barrington Tax Maps
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com
Genealogy
(in-library access only)
Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest
Genealogy

Mobile
User App




GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

Barrington families and card holders submitted Gingerbread Houses for this week's judging.  Stop by and take at look at some of the fabulous submissions! 

Winners will be announced by December 22nd.  Local judges have been selected from Town Departments, Library Trustees and the Friends group, and local bakers. 

Prizes will be gift certificates donated by local Barrington Bakers:  FIREFLY SWEETS, STONEHOUSE BAKING COMPANY and SWEET OLIVE BAKERY! 



ADULT CRAFT SESSIONSSign-ups are required. Online registration is open and can be be done through our calender HERE! Find the date of the craft and click on the Register Now button.  You will have the option to create your own account - the benefit of doing this (instead of registering as a guest) is that you will have all your information pre-typed for future events, you can cancel your attendance easily, you will get an e-mail confirmation and you can confirm the names of each family member registered.  If you are unable to register online please call the library 664-9715 and staff will do it for you. 

Crafts will be held at 4pm on:  January 15th Tile Trivets; February 12th - Woven Heart pockets; March 12th - Pointillism Design Tote.  

                                                       
            


BES Art Exhibit & Open House
The library will host a month long display of artwork by Barrington Elementary School students. For the whole month of February you can come in and see wonderful pieces of art by students, displayed on the library walls. 

On February 5th from 5-6PM in the library meeting room, Lois Sans, the art teacher at BES will hold an open house for parents/grandparents/friends of the students displaying artwork. This is always a hopping event with refreshments and lots of parents here visiting with other!


CREATE @ YOUR LIBRARY!  We are excited to be planning a LEGO® MAKER SPACE Coming on Tuesdays February 10th– March 24th at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  We are going to receive on loan a LEGO TOOLKIT with over 10,000 LEGO® bricks to use for two months for this program. Thanks to the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® Systems for providing these kits to every state library!  Kids will build and share their project they create – displaying them in the library.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – limited to 15 spaces. Sign Ups begin January 1st.   Check our online calendar and sign up after that date by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button to the right of the program description.  You will have the option to create your own account - the benefit of doing this (instead of registering as a guest) is that you will have all your information pre-typed for future events, you can cancel your attendance easily, you will get an e-mail confirmation and you can confirm the names of each family member registered.  Please register each name separately if multiple family members would like to attend a program.