The library will be closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Upcoming Summer Reading Club events
June 25-August 27 – Explore the world of science through awesome videos posted to our Facebook page every Thursday!
July 30th at 10:30 am – Mr. Taylor Sings Register
June 9-August 25 – Storytime for preschoolers every Tuesday at 10:30am on our Facebook page.
Good News! We are now open our normal business hours of 9-5 Mon, Wed, and Fri; 9-8 on Tues and Thurs, and 9-1 on Saturday. Everyone over the age of 2 will need to wear a mask or similar covering over their nose and mouth. We are offering curbside service to anyone who wishes to use it; just call 217-672-3621 to arrange your pickup. Also, starting July 1st you will be able to borrow materials from other libraries once again! And when you have items to return, please do so in our drop box outside the library. All returns are quarantined for 3 days before returning to our shelves. Thank you, and see you soon!
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.