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
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 and other items for sale are listed below: 

POLITICS AND PASTA by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr.  SIGNED and in excellent condition.  $15. 

THE WORLD CRISIS ~ The First World War as Churchill Saw It.  Six volumes, c. 1951-1959, by Winston Churchill.  All volumes in very good condition with dust jackets.  $100.

CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN HORTICULTURE.  L. H. Bailey.  The Macmillan Company, c. 1902.  Complete 4-volume set.  Attractive green hard covers with embossed floral design and gilt lettering.  Invaluable comprehensive encyclopedia of plants and plant-related topics with 2,800 original engravings.  Very good condition.  $35.

"Friends" ~ The Complete Series Collection:  Seasons 1 through 10.  DVDs are in very good condition.  $35

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simon Beck, published by Knopf, c. 2009.  2-volume boxed set, hardcovers.  These classics are in new, gift-giving, condition.  $20.

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

Donate Books

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.