Welcome to Barclay Public Library

Harristown Public Library Board of Trustees has open positions. Contact Barclay Public Library if you are interested in joining the Harristown board.


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Ongoing Programs

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.


Storytimes, crafts and snacks for ages 0-5 Tuesdays at 10:30 at Barclay Public Library and Wednesdays at 10:30 at Harristown Village Hall. Older siblings welcome. 


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.

Discount Passes

Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from participating RAILS and IHLS public libraries to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. To find available discounts, visit https://exploremore.quipugroup.net