Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Library Card Sign Up Celebration
September – All Month Long!
September is National Library Card Signup Month and we’re celebrating with weekly prizes and treats!  Everyone can get in on the action by

1) using their library card

2) registering for a new library card

3) updating an old one.

We’ll also have a Grand Prize Drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet!  The more you use your Library Card, the more chances you earn!  Be sure to join us in celebrating the most important card in your wallet – your library card!

Saturday, October 6th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Do you scrapbook, knit, bead or crochet? Whatever your hobby, bring your own project and we’ll provide the space and nourishment needed to keep you going!  Register at the library by October 3rd.  A $15 fee due at registration provides space, lunch, snacks and drinks.  All proceeds support The Friends of Barclay Library. 217-672-3621

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)




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App Name: Hoopla Digital




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Also, download the Barclay Mobile app to have easy access to the online catalog and manage your account.




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.