Events

BARCLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
220 S. Main Warrensburg
http://www.barclaylibrary.org
February 2023
 

Call 217-672-3621 to register for programs.

Library is CLOSED:

February 20th for President’s Day

Harristown Locker Delivery
We can now deliver your library items to our lockers outside of Harristown Village Hall. If you would like your items delivered, please call 217-672-3621.

Friends of the Library Meeting
Monday, February 27th at 6:30
Would you like to join forces with fellow library lovers to support Barclay Library while bringing fun to the community? If so, come to a Friends of the Library meeting. Everyone is invited. We hope to see you there.

Laminating Service
Barclay offers lamination service to the public! Charge for this service is 75 cents a foot.

Want to start your own business? The library subscribes to a database that can help you find the best location, research competitors, target customers based on their spending habits, create contact lists for mail marketing, and obtain much of the information needed to write a business plan. Set up an appointment with the library director to gain the knowledge you need: director@barclay.lib.il.us

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime at Barclay Library
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join us at the library each Tuesday morning for a new story and craft! Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration required.

Storytime at Harristown Village Hall
0-5 years old (Older siblings welcome)

New!!!! Wednesdays at 10:30 am. No registration required.

Music Makers
0-5 years old (Older siblings welcome)
Fridays at 10:30 am

Bring your little ones to make music each Friday! Join us in singing songs and playing instruments! No registration required.

Valen”Slime” Party
Saturday, February 11th at 11am
Make colorful glitter slime and enjoy Valentine themed games and snacks. You will LOVE it!

Proofreading Help for Students
Are you a student in grades 8-12 who would like someone to proofread your writing assignment? We can help you make those final corrections. Send an email to dmoore@barclay.lib.il.us to schedule time on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Be sure to bring a paper or digital copy of your draft.

ADULTS
Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, February 11th at 11:00am
The Boys in the Bunk House
The story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disabilities and those who helped them to find justice.

Glitter Tumbler
February 16th at 6:00pm

Customize your own tumbler! Registration Required

Winter Reading Club
January and February 2023
There is still time to join! Receive a Winter Reading ticket for every three books you read and enter them for the prize drawing. Sign up in the library or call (217-672-3621). Email Kbenson@barclay.lib.il.us if you have questions.

New Library Cards for Veterans
New library cards are now available for our patrons who are veterans. These new cards were purchased by the Don Craig Memorial Fund.

Person of the Month – Joe Brown and the Lion’s Club for donating a wreath to the Barclay Public Library

Digital Library Services – FREE – available at http://www.barclaylibrary.org

  • Libby– large selection of audiobooks and ebooks!
  • CloudLibrary – large selection of ebooks!
  • Hoopla –Audiobooks, ebooks, movies, magazines, courses, and even music and TV shows!
  • Kanopy – large selection of movies for both children and adults!
  • Reference Solutions – Create marketing lists, find people, and learn about businesses.

220 S. Main Warrensburg
http://www.barclaylibrary.org
January 2023

Call 217-672-3621 to register for programs.

Library is CLOSED:

January 2nd for New Year’s Day (observed)

January 16th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Harristown Locker Delivery
We can now deliver your library items to our lockers outside of Harristown Village Hall. If you would like your items delivered, please call 217-672-3621.

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime at Barclay Library
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join us at the library each Tuesday morning for a new story and craft! Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration required.

Storytime at Harristown Village Hall
0-5 years old (Older siblings welcome)

New!!!! Starting January 4th. Wednesdays at 10:30 am. No registration required.

Music Makers
0-5 years old (Older siblings welcome)
Fridays at 10:30 am

Bring your little ones to make music each Friday! Join us in singing songs and playing instruments! No registration required.

Make Your Own Stuffed Husky Dog
Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 am

Kids!! We are going to make stuffed huskies! These adorable dogs come in a do-it-yourself kit with their own birth certificate and a wish star to put inside. Please call or register at the library (217-672-3621).

Proofreading Help for Students
Are you a student in grades 8-12 who would like someone to proofread your writing assignment? We can help you make those final corrections. Send an email to dmoore@barclay.lib.il.us to schedule time on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Be sure to bring a paper or digital copy of your draft.

ADULTS
Coffee Club
Wednesdays 9:30am
Stop by the library for coffee and conversation!

Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, January 14th 11:00am
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. True story of Belle da Costa Greene who was the curator and librarian of J.P. Morgan’s new Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle has a secret – she is a black woman passing as white!

Winter Reading Club

January and February 2023

Starting in January, read books and keep a log of the books you’ve read. Receive a Winter Reading ticket for every three books and enter them for the prize drawing. Sign up in the library or call (217-672-3621). Email Kbenson@barclay.lib.il.us if you have questions.

Floating Candles
Thursday, January 12th at 6 pm
Light up your home with these unique, elegant, and easy to make floating candles.

Crafternoon at the Library

Tuesdays, Jan 10th & Jan 24th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Crafternoon is a new program for experienced and beginning crafters to meet, work on their projects, learn new skills, and share ideas. Knitting and crocheting instruction is available for beginners.

We can provide crochet and knit patterns, yarn, hooks, and needles. Donations are welcome. We are also looking for volunteers with knitting and/or crochet skills to help beginners.

We will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required, drop in when you can. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

New Library Cards for Veterans
New library cards are now available for our patrons who are veterans. These new cards were purchased by the Don Craig Memorial Fund.

Person of the Month – Tyler Watson for being the dinosaur at our Di-No-vember program.

Digital Library Services – FREE – available at http://www.barclaylibrary.org

  • Libby– large selection of audiobooks and ebooks!
  • CloudLibrary – large selection of ebooks!
  • Hoopla –Audiobooks, ebooks, movies, magazines, courses, and even music and TV shows!
  • Kanopy – large selection of movies for both children and adults!
  • Reference Solutions – Create marketing lists, find people, and learn about businesses.