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

220 S. Main Warrensburg
January 2022

Barclay Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Want to start your own business? The library now has 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 get the information you need:

We now have a cart of books at Harristown Village Hall! Grab a quick read there when you can’t make it to the library.

Our meeting room is now open to small groups. Masks are required. Call 217-672-3621 to reserve the room.

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

Time Capsule Drop In
Saturday, January 8th 10 am – 12 pm

Drop in the library to create a time capsule to hide away for your future.

Birthday Club
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to join the birthday club. Kids in the birthday club will receive a special card during the month of their birthday and they will get a special treat.

Extra Help for Teens Writing Papers
Are you a student in grades 8-12 who needs someone to proofread your school-assigned essay or composition? Barclay is available to help you make those final corrections to your essay before you turn it in for a grade. Send an email to to schedule a time to come in on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Be sure to bring either a paper or digital copy of your rough draft.

Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, January 8th 11:00 am
Join us in the library for a discussion of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman!

Clay Planter Creation
Thursday, January 20th 5:30 pm
Create and decorate your own unique air dry clay planter pot. Cactus included.Masks required. -This is now a take and make program.

Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 pm

Join us for a free, virtual author event with Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Register at

Job Searching?
Contact for free resume and cover letter review or a practice interview.

Digital Library Services – FREE

  • 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.