Support the Library

Barrington Public Library is one of Rhode Island's most widely used libraries, ranking #1 in card holders per capita. Public funding provides for day-to-day operation, and community support allows us to flourish and grow. Here are ways you can help.

Barrington Public Library Foundation

The Barrington Public Library Foundation supports the library by raising private funds to cover the cost of library enhancements and capital projects such as the new first-floor study rooms and future building renovations.

The Foundation also manages memorial and legacy donations such as those used to create The Amanda Robidoux Reading Nook and The Calvin and Jean Cronin Fund to bring music to the library.

Take a look at this short video about the Foundation and our Trustees to learn how your support bolsters the library's mission to provide free access to life-enriching knowledge.

Annual Fund Drive

The Barrington Public Library Foundation holds a yearly drive (November-December) to help raise the private funds necessary to cover the cost of library enhancements and capital projects not covered by local tax revenue. Donations are accepted year-round.

Legacy and Memorial Donations

Legacy Donations: remember the Library through a bequest or gift

Memorial Donations: remember or honor a loved one with a contribution to the library

For more information, please contact the Library Director: Kristen Chin, 401-247-1920 x305 or

Friends of the Barrington Public Library

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The Friends of the Barrington Public Library support more than 88% of library programs including our Wednesday Film Lecture Series and Summer Reading Program, through memberships and book sales including their Summer and Fall Book Sales and the Daily Book Sale.

The Friends also sponsor many of our important library services and collections such as:

  • Discount Museum Passes
  • Online Providence Journal Access
  • Book Club in a Bag
  • Express Book Collections
  • Library of Things
  • Email newsletter

There are many ways to support the Friends so that they can continue to fund important library programs and services for many years to come.

Join the Friends! By joining you will receive early access to the annual book sales as well as updates about library initiatives and events. Membership is an affordable way to support our community! Dues start at $10/year. Memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate books! The Friends of Barrington Public Library accepts and maintains all book donations. Book donations are accepted from 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the book donation door located at the rear of the building facing the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment (Senior Services) parking lot. Please check the Friends website for more information about book donations.

Shop the Daily Book Sale! You don't have to wait until our next Summer Sale to shop with us. The Friends have a Daily Book Sale on the first floor of the library that is restocked every day with fantastic books, DVDs, vinyl records, puzzles, and rare/special books. 100% of all book sales support the library.