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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!


Spring Programs

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Pi Day
Wednesday, March 14th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.  Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world and we’re celebrating this year with our favorite type of circle!  Our mini-pie bar will be open all day long! Stop in to make your version of 3.14!




Henna Tattoo Party
Saturday, March 17th 11:00 am
Learn the history and enjoy the experience of henna tattoos.  Age 14 and Up.
Seating Limited. Registration Required.

Saturday, April 21st 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Illini Park Building
Join us for an all-day crafting party!  Do you scrapbook, knit, bead or crochet? Whatever your hobby, bring your own supplies and project and we’ll provide the space and nourishment needed to keep you going!  Space is limited. Register at the library by April 18th.  A $15 fee due at registration provides space, lunch, snacks and drinks.  All proceeds support The Friends of Barclay Library.






The Friends Annual Book and Bake Sale
April 20th 9:00 am-5:00 pm
April 21st  9:00 am-Noon
Used books and homemade baked goods for sale. $5 bag sale on Saturday.
Hosted by The Friends of Barclay Library. All proceeds benefit library services.  Volunteers are needed to donate baked goods and help setup and/or work at the sale.  Please bring baked goods to the library Thursday, April 19th 9am-8pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library at 672-3621.

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.