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
November 2021

Barclay Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day and Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Friends of Barclay Library now have their own Facebook page. Follow them on Facebook by searching for “The Friends of Barclay Public Library.”

We have a new mobile app to search our catalog! Download the new app by searching for “Share Mobile Library” in the App Store or Play Store. Our old app will soon be going away, so please start using the new one.

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime To-Go
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
The weather is getting colder and we don’t want Storytime to end! In November we will be offering a Storytime bag you can pick up at the library. It will include a themed book and craft. Please specify how many children are in your family so we know how many crafts to include in your bag. Available while supplies last.

It’s Dino-Vember!
Throughout the month of November, the library will celebrate dinosaurs! Dino activities will be set up throughout the library along with some special Dino programs. Follow us on Facebook to play our dino giveaway game. It’s going to be dino-mite!

Dinosaur Drop In
November 8-20
Drop in the library at your own convenience to build a dinosaur, make a dinosaur silhouette painting or both!

Proofreading Program for Teens
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 dmoore@barclay.lib.il.us to schedule a time to come in on a Tuesday or Thursday evening for extra help with your writing. Be sure to either bring in a paper copy of your rough draft, a flash drive with your attached essay or a computer with your saved work.

Teen Advisory Board
No Meeting in November. Happy Thanksgiving.

ADULTS
Blood Testing Kits – Take and Make
This kit will include everything needed to know your blood type. Available while supplies last.

Drop In Fall Gnome Kit
Drop in at your convenience to build a fall themed Gnome. You will be given a kit with all the decorations and instructions needed. Available while supplies last.

Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, November 13th 11:00 am
Join us in Illini Park for a discussion of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab! Book club will be moved to the library in case of inclement weather.

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

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

  • Libby – large selection of audiobooks nd ebooks!
  • CloudLibrary – large selection of ebooks!
  • Hoopla –Audiobooks, movies, ebooks, and even music and television shows!
  • Kanopy – large selection of movies for both children and adults!
  • Reference Solutions – Find detailed information on people or businesses.


October 2021

Get a FREE Pfizer, Moderna or J&J Covid-19 Vaccine! Come to the library on October 6th between 2-4pm to receive a vaccine. Walk-in. No Appointment Necessary. For more information, feel free to stop in the library or call us at 217-672-3621.

KIDS & TEENS
Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Storytime at a social distance! Join us outside at Illini Park each Tuesday morning (weather permitting) 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.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your child starts kindergarten. Contact the library to get signed up and receive a folder with more information.

Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 23rd 11:00 am
Join us at the library to decorate your very own pumpkin to take home! Supplies will be provided. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Thursday, October 28th 4:00 pm
TAB is open to teens in 6th-12th grade and will meet once per month during the school year, on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm. Want to know more information about what TAB is? Contact Cindy at 217-672-3621 or email her at youthservices@barclay.lib.il.us.

Halloween Treats
October 25-30
Happy Halloween! Stop in the library during business hours to get a spook-tacular treat bag!

ADULTS
Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, October 9th 11:00 am
Join us at Illini Park for a discussion of The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate!

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

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating
Thursday, October 14th 6:00 pm
Come join us at the library for an in-person pumpkin carving program! You can either carve, decorate, or both! Limited availability. Registration required.

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!
  • Reference Solutions – Find detailed information about people and businesses