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)
- Contribution of $25,000 to A New Chapter Upstairs Second Floor Renovation project
Nancy Brex, President
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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 and other items for sale are listed below:
PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD by Ralph Steadman "is the ultimate monograph of this creative genius . . . revered for his ink-splattered, anarchic, and often shocking drawings. . . . a visual journey accompanied by Steadman's acerbic wit, heartfelt political views, and unique sense of humor." This handsome 11" by 15" 448-page hardcover in red cloth with black lettering is in excellent condition. $50.
The complete series (14 volumes) of Richard Woodman's Nathaniel Drinkwater novels from the Mariner's Library Fiction Classics. The first three, starting with AN EYE OF THE FLEET( c. 1981), are mass-market paperbacks. The next eleven, ending with EBB TIDE (c. 1998), are softcovers. All are in excellent condition. $15.
A large number of new paperback Romance novels by a variety of popular authors has been donated. They are 50 cents each or 10 for $4 or 20 for $8 or 30 for $12!!!
If interested, contact the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2 and ask for Joyce.
The Friends of the Library welcome your donations, but cannot accept them at this time due to a large volume of donations already received and limited storage.
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.