ANNOUNCEMENT: Barclay Public Library will be providing materials digitally and via curbside service exclusively starting Friday, November 20th. We are once again offering bundles from your favorite authors, genres, and subjects or you can request specific titles and we will bring them out to you. Call 217-672-3621 to request materials, return hotspots, or arrange fax, print, or copy services. Please continue to return all materials other than hotspots in the book drop. All materials are quarantined for 7 days upon return. We thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to continuing to provide your favorite library materials and services to you curbside.
The Friends of the Library were unable to hold a cookie fundraiser this year due to Covid. You can still help the Friends fund library programs by making a donation to them curbside at Barclay Public Library.
We are having a toy drive! Please donate if you can.
If you visit Barclay Public Library this holiday season, you may notice that our tree has been put up early. This is because this year it won’t be just a normal Christmas tree, it will be even better: A Giving Tree. The Giving Tree is a magical place where presents accumulate from generous community members. These presents are ultimately donated to local children whose family members could use an extra hand during these difficult Covid times. Can you help take care of the little ones in the local Warrensburg, Latham and Harristown communities? If so, please call Barclay Public Library at 217-672-3621 to arrange a curbside gift drop off by December 15th. All gifts will be quarantined for 7 days before being put under the tree.
Digital Services To Try
The library currently has three different digital services that provides FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and movie downloads! All you need is your Barclay Public Library Card and PIN. To get started look for these apps in your app store:
App Name: Libby or Overdrive (depending on device)
Thousands of ebooks and audiobooks.
Service: Barclay Mobile app
Have easy access to the online catalog and manage your account.
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!
Book Discussion Groups
1st Wednesday at 10:30 am
2nd Saturday at 11:00 am
Joining a Book Club is a great way to get out of a reading rut and make new friends at the same time! Ask about how to join at the Service Desk.
Homebound Delivery Service
If you or a loved one is physically unable to visit the library, Barclay Public Library has a 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. A library staff member will deliver reading materials or movies to your home once per month. To be eligible, the person must also reside within the Barclay Public Library service area and have a library card in good standing. Call the library for more information 672-3621.