Friends of the Library


The Friends of Barrington Public Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the library through fundraising and membership. Founded in 1980, the Friends are a group of over 400 library lovers in Barrington and nearby communities.

The Friends raise funds through the continuous Everyday Book Sale located on the main floor of the library, as well as a fall and spring book sale. These raised funds, along with membership dues contribute to the library in the following ways:


  • Programs for children, teens and adults, including the Summer Reading Program
  • Museum Pass Program
  • Books (large-print & audio), movies, and digital books (eBooks & eAudio)
  • Rental Books
  • Contribution of $25,000 to A New Chapter Upstairs Second Floor Renovation project


Nancy Brex, President
401.247.1920 x317

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Love your library? Consider becoming a Friend. Your membership helps to enrich the entire community.

Annual Membership is $10 for an Individual or $15 for a Family. 
Join the Friends and mail or drop off the membership form at the library (attached below).

Everyday Book Sale

Located on the main floor of the library near the Reference Desk.

Some collectible books for sale are listed below:

A WALK IN THE WOODS by Bill Bryson, published by Broadway Books, c. 1998, hardcover. A scarce SIGNED first edition, in excellent condition.  $30.

THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS complete English edition in five volumes, published by Christian Classics, c. 1981.  Condition:  Like New.  $95.

For those who collect signed first editions/first printings, we offer the following  1)  Dominick Dunne's 1987 novel FATAL CHARMS and 2) Theodore C. Sorensen's WHY I AM A DEMOCRAT, c. 1996.  Both are in pristine condition.  Each is $25.

PRINCE VALIANT IN THE DAYS OF KING ARTHUR (c. 1951) and PRINCE VALIANT FIGHTS ATTILA THE HUN (c. 1952) by Harold Foster, published by Hastings House.  They are a boxed set: Special Souvenir Edition in honor of Harold R. Foster, creator of "Prince Valiant" and winner of the Banshees Award in the Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom, November 6, 1952.  Books are heavily illustrated.  The slipcase and dust jackets show wear; books are in very good condition.  $40.00.


If interested, contact the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2 and ask for Joyce.


Annual Book Sale Fall 2017

October 27-29, 2017
Thousands of excellent used and collectible books and movies.
Member Preview is Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Free for members. You may sign up to be a member at the door.
$10 Individual Membership; $15 Family Membership.
Free Admission for All is Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Located in the Barrington Senior Center, behind Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road in Barrington.

Mini Book Sale Spring 2018

Date to be determined.


Donate Books

The Friends of the Library welcome your donations.

Some of the items received are given to the library for the collection and others become part of our book sales.

Donations can be received during regular library hours at the Reference Desk and larger donations can be left in the vestibule of the rear of the library, inside the loading dock door.