Events

Call the library at 217-672-3621 or come in to register for events.

220 S. Main Warrensburg
217-672-3621
http://www.barclaylibrary.org
June 2021


SUMMER READING – KIDS & TEENS
Registration starts June 1st

Preschool


Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Storytime at a social distance! Join us outside at Illini Park each Tuesday morning for a new story read by Miss Cindy! Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration required.

Kindergarten – 5th grade


Have Books, Will Travel
Thursday, June 10th 10:30 at Illini Park
Featuring comedy magician Richard Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball!

Summer fun with the Girl Scouts and Mister Softee
Thursday, June 17 10:30 at Illini Park

The Music of Super Stolie
June 24 10:30 at Illini Park

Spice It Up From Garden to Table
Wednesdays, June 9 – July 14 10:30
(For Kids & Teens)
Grow and cook with herbs. (Illinois Extension)

Teens


Light Table Take & Make
Beginning
Monday, June 7th, teens can pick up a light table for tracing take and make. (available while supplies last)

Tie-Dye Fun
Friday, June 18th at 3:00 pm

Teens can come to the library to tie dye t-shirts and bandanas.

Spice It Up From Garden to Table
Wednesdays, June 9 – July 14 at 10:30
(For Kids & Teens)Grow and cook with herbs. (Illinois Extension)

SUMMER READING – ADULTS
Registration starts June 1st
Be sure to sign up as soon as possible to join in on the prize drawings. Read 5 books and win a $5. Gift card. Then be entered into the grand prize drawing each time you read 5 more books.

Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, June 12th 11:00 am
Join us at Illini Park for a discussion of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris! Book club will be moved to Zoom in inclement weather.

Tie-Dye Your Own Creation
Thursday, June 17th 6:00 pm
This program will be an outside, in person program. Supplies will include a beach towel and face mask, both of which we will tie dye. Masks and social distancing required.

Take Home Bookmark Kit
Stop in the library to pick up a kit to make a beaded bookmark!

Person of the Month – Andrew Lewis for putting up Summer Reading decorations.

NEW Database: Reference Solution
Great for people searching, job finding, making marketing lists according to buying habits, researching businesses, and more. https://barclaylibrary.org/databases

Read from home
We offer eBooks and Audiobooks assessable right from home. Visit https://barclay.lib.il.us/books-more/

May 2021

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Storytime at a social distance! Join us outside at Illini Park each Tuesday morning for a new story read by Miss Cindy! Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration required.

Kids DIY Flower Pot
Saturday, May 8th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids will decorate a flower pot and then plant flowers as a gift for Mother’s Day. This will be a socially distanced outdoor program. Please dress for mess. No registration required.

Tie-Dye Teddy Bear
Saturday, May 22nd 11:00 am
Each child attending will stuff their own teddy bear, tie dye it, name it, and take it home. Supplies limited. Register at the library or by calling 217-672-3621. This will be a socially distanced outdoor program.

ADULTS
Job Searching?
The library is now offering free resume and cover letter review and also practice interviews over Zoom. Email your resume and/or cover letter to director@barclay.lib.il.us or email to set up a Zoom practice interview.

Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, May 8th 11:00 am
Join us at Illini Park for a discussion of Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell! Book club will be moved to Zoom in inclement weather.

Mystery and More Book Club
Thursday, May 20th at 6pm via Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a discussion of Not My Boy by Kelly Simmons.

Butterfly Bombs
Thursday, May 14th 6:00 pm
Also known as Wildflower seed bombs. We will be using just three easy items for this program: Clay, compost, and wildflower seeds. The clay will protect the inside layer containing the seeds. That way you can just place the butterfly bombs outside in any desired area and a patch of wildflowers will appear in a few weeks!

Mother’s Day at Your Library
Monday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 8th
Stop in the library anytime the week before Mother’s Day to pick up a pot, paints and plants to make a Mother’s Day gift for yourself or someone else.

Digital Library Services – FREE
All you need is your Barclay Public Library Card:

  • Libby OR Overdrive (depending on the device) – large selection of audiobooks and ebooks!
  • CloudLibrary – large selection of ebooks!
  • Hoopla – this has pretty much everything you could want! Audiobooks, movies, ebooks, and even music and television shows!
  • Kanopy – large selection of movies for both children and adults!

Person of the Month – Teen Advisory Committee: Neely Powell, Sarah Lourash, Elijah Lourash, Emma Novota, Olivia Parrish

Happy Retirement from the Barclay Board of Trustees Rita Ham, Sue Edie and Jenny DiMauro.