Friends of the Library

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Who We Are

The Friends of Barclay Library is organized and dedicated to assisting the library in its mission to provide the best possible programs and services to the community. The Friends group supports the library through the annual Book and Bake Sale, Christmas Cookie Walk and other fundraising activities.   

New members are always welcome!

Please consider joining us in support of Barclay Library!

Membership

New members are accepted at any time!

ANNUAL DUES:

$5 Individual

$10 Family

$25 Business

Membership renewals are encouraged in February of each year.
Download Membership Form/Pay With Check or Cash


Meetings

The Friends meet at Barclay Public Library quarterly on the fourth Monday in February, April, August and October at 6:30 pm.
Meeting attendance is not a membership requirement, although your support in planning events and activities is appreciated.   
Please consider joining us in supporting our wonderful library!


2020 Events Have Been Cancelled due to Covid-19

2021 Calendar of Events and Activities

February

22th – Meeting 6:30 PM

Library Lover’s Month – dues of $5.00 per person/$10 per family are due at this time.  Business memberships are also available at $25.00.  Your
participation and support is greatly appreciated…less than 5% of the Friends income comes from dues.

March

27th –Community Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 PM, at Illini Park.
Volunteers and donations are welcome! We will need about 10 volunteers. Meet in Illini Park pavilion at 12:30 PM

April

22nd – Set up for the Book and Bake Sale. Volunteers meet at library 9 AM

23rd & 24th – Book & Bake Sale, Book donations accepted the week prior to the sale.  Need baked goods and volunteers to help set up and on sale day.  A volunteer sheet will be at the library service desk beginning April 1st.  This weekend is also the Community Rummage Sales, co-sponsored by the Friends and the Library, who collect a $3 fee per sale to cover costs associated with publicity and creating maps.

26th – Meeting 6:30 pm

August

23rd – Meeting 6:30 PM. Plan Fall Rummage Sale

September

23rd – Fall Rummage & Bake Sale Set up

24th & 25th – Fall Rummage & Bake Sale.  Rummage items accepted the week prior to the sale. Need baked goods and volunteers to help set up and on sale day.  A volunteer sheet will be at the library service desk beginning September 1st.  This weekend is also the Warrensburg Community Rummage Sales, co-sponsored by the Friends and the Library, who collect a $3 fee per sale to cover costs associated with publicity and creating maps.

October

25th – Meeting 6:30 PM. Plan Cookie Walk

December

4th Christmas Cookie Walk/Bake Sale, 9:00am-Noon. Cookie bakers and volunteers are needed to set up December 3rd and work the sale on December 4th.

Thanks to everyone for your support of the Friends of Barclay Library throughout the year!

Contact the Friends of Barclay Library through email at barclayfriends@yahoo.com