Welcome to Barclay Public Library!

Thursday, April 1st at 6pm
Meet in the Barclay Library parking lot. Eggs will contain adult themed prizes like scratch offs, Godiva Chocolate, truffles, Brew Candy, cocktail and beer flavored jelly beans, Swedish Fish, gummy hearts and sour gummies. Find the Golden Egg and win a special basket.
Saturday, March 27th at 1pm
Meet in Illini Park. There will be lots of eggs for the little ones to discover. 1:00pm for 0-3 yr olds; 1:10pm for 4-5 yr olds, 1:20 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders; 1:30 for 4th and 5th graders. If it rains, the Children’s Easter Egg hunt will be rescheduled to April 3rd.

Barclay Public Library is now open for public browsing. We will still be providing curbside service to anyone who wishes to use it. We look forward to seeing you soon! Please bring a mask to wear over your nose and mouth in the library. Thank you!

Now is a great time to try our digital services! We offer eBooks, audiobooks and movies accessible right from the comfort of your home.

Digital Services 

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.

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Cloud Library allows you to borrow and read eBooks and Audiobooks from your local public library for free.

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App Name: Hoopla Digital
Audiobooks, ebooks, music, comics, TV shows.

kanopyService: Kanopy
App Name: Kanopy
Choose from over 30,000 films and TV shows. 10 Download Credits Per Month! Setup an account using your library card and PIN (last 4 of your card number).

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Service: Barclay Mobile app
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.