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All aboard! Pack your book bags everyone, because this Summer Reading Club is ready to hit the road!
Reading is the ticket to book this trip, so grab some paperbacks and let’s go!
Register May 28th – June 1st to receive your
reading retreat itinerary!
An extraordinary reading excursion for 1st-5th graders will depart every Thursday morning at 10:30 am,
June 6th-August 1st.
All passports are accepted as long as you
Have Book Will Travel!
Activities are scheduled for every age this summer, Toddlers to Adults! Students will receive a flyer at school containing all the details or fliers will also be available at the library. Questions call 217-672-3621 or email email@example.com
Friday at 8:30 pm
Spend an evening camped out on the library lawn! On June 28th, the Barclay Public Library will host its first outdoor family movie night, using our new outdoor theater system provided by The Friends of Barclay Library. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of good, clean, FREE entertainment at the library. Popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees should bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.
Refreshment stand opens at 8:00 pm.
Movies to be announced.
The library needs sponsorship for these outdoor movie events.
A great way to support your community is to participate in Barclay Library’s Adopt-a-Program. A donation of $25 or more can provide:
· Storytime programs
· Co-sponsor a Summer Reading Program
· Programs for adults or teens
The library will recognize your family's or business' generosity in the monthly newsletter, as well as on publicity posters. Your donation will supplement the current library budget and the support already provided by the Friends of Barclay Public Library. Anonymous donations are also welcome. Contact the library to find out more about how you can Adopt-a-Program!
You've probably heard about Barclay's Coffee Club, which meets every Wednesday at 9:30 am. This is an open invitation for anyone from the community to stop by the library for good coffee, company and conversation!
A big round of applause to all of our customers and the library staff who patiently weathered the database migration!
Free Online Classes
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This new online database allows Barclay Library cardholders to take up to three continuing education courses at once! Choose from over 500 courses and learn from a qualified instructor in a virtual classroom. Users can update their job skills with a computer class or learn a new hobby, like flower arranging or photography. All courses are approved by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Click on the picture above and login with your library card number to get started! Funded by a grant from Archer Daniels Midland, Co.
If you or a loved one is physically unable to visit the library, Barclay Public Library has a new service just for you! Our Homebound Delivery service is available to persons who are homebound due to age, illness, disability or other incapacitating circumstances on a temporary or permanent basis. To be eligible, the person must also reside within the Barclay Public Library service area and have a library card in good standing. Interested persons should contact the library to request a Homebound Services Application. If qualified, the homebound patron may then have library materials delivered to their home once a month. Homebound patrons may request specific titles or library staff may assist in choosing materials based on the person’s preferences. Call the library for more information 672-3621.
1st Wed. of the Month,
2nd Sat. of the Month,
We get the books and you read them!
To register for either Book Club, please contact the library by phone