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Some Hoopla for the New Year!

We’re starting the year off right with HOOPLA, a NEW digital app with thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, ebooks and audiobooks, available for mobile and online access – all you need is a valid library card!  Just download the free Hoopla app on your Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphones, tablets and computers.

Borrow 4 titles each month:

  • Videos for 3 days
  • Music for 7 days
  • eBooks for 21 days
  • Audiobooks for 21 days

It’s super easy and FREE with your Barclay Public Library Card.

New Puppet Packs


The library just added four NEW Puppet Packs!
Look for them in the children’s section:

  • Pete The Cat
  • Elephant & Piggie
  • Legos
  • Dinosaurs

New Techy Stuff

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Barclay Mobile – Our new Library App is now ready!  Search your app store for “Barclay Mobile” and install for easy access to our website, catalog, ebooks and more!  Need some help? Bring your device into the library and we will get you set up!

WiFi Hotspots – The library now has 6 Wifi Hotspots with Sprint 4g LTE service to share with our customers!  These nifty boxes will provide internet service for up to 10 devices at once!  Ask about it for your next vacation or borrow as a temporary internet source when your home service is on the fritz.

Launchpads – What is a Launchpad you ask? It is an electronic tablet pre-loaded with stories and games designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface. No download time. No need for WiFi.  Access is as simple as turning on each device – anytime, anywhere! Great for long trips!

New Notary Service

Barclay Library now has two Notary Publics at your service!  Just one more way we can help our community!


Winter Programs

Adult Winter Reading Club
January 1st – March 3rd
Pick up a Winter Reading Log at the service desk. Just read 5 or more books, log each title and number of pages. Turn in your log by March 7th to receive a special prize.  All participants will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet.

Wednesdays Noon – 5 pm
Bring your winter crafting project to the library and spend the afternoon chatting and crafting with friends.

Saturday, February 10th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Do you scrapbook, knit, bead or crochet? Bring your project and we’ll provide the space and nourishment needed to keep you going!  Register at the library by February 7th.  A $15 fee due at registration provides space, lunch, snacks and drinks.  All proceeds support The Friends of Barclay Library.

Ongoing Programs

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Coffee Club
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.