MISSION: The Barclay Public Library District exists to create community connections, support learning opportunities and provide exceptional service.
Barclay Public Library is a tax-supported library serving residents of the Warrensburg-Latham School District and Harristown Township. The library is located at 220 South Main Street in Warrensburg, IL. 62573. The phone number is 217-672-3621; the fax number is 217-672-8404.
Barclay’s Board of Trustees
Strategic Plan 2017-2021
A Brief History…
Barclay Library was founded in Warrensburg in 1942 by Mrs. Pyrle Barclay who began the library in her home, loaning her own books to her friends and neighbors. The library became tax supported in 1945 when the residents of Illini Township passed a referendum to establish a library. The first year’s budget was $1,000. The library had several “homes” for the next 30 years until a referendum was passed in 1978 to construct a permanent facility. In 1988 the township library became a library district and expanded its boundaries to include the Warrensburg-Latham School District. In 1995 voters approved another building bond referendum to expand the 1979 building which was rapidly becoming to small. Library service to Harristown Township began by contract in 1999.
The library celebrated its 65th Anniversary with a Founder’s Day Open House in February 2007. Celebrating “Pyrle’s Legacy”, the library board unveiled the Pyrle’s Legacy Fund, a donor campaign to insure the library’s future in the community. To find out how you can support the Pyrle’s Legacy Fund campaign , call the library at 217-672-3621.