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!


New members are accepted at any time!


$5 Individual

$10 Family

$25 Business

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


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!

2021 Calendar of Events and Activities


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.


27th – Community Easter Egg Hunt at Illini Park. 1:00pm for 0-3 yr olds; 1:10pm for 4-5 yr olds, 1:20 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders, 1:30 for 4th and 5th graders. Volunteers and donations are welcome! We will need about 10 volunteers. Volunteers meet in Illini Park pavilion at 12:30 PM


The Book and Bake Sale has moved to Saturday, July 24th from 11am-4pm to coincide with Cornfest.

26th – Meeting 6:30 pm


24th – Set up for the Book and Bake Sale from 9am – 11am. Volunteers meet at the library at 9 AM

24th – Book & Bake Sale from 11am-1pm. 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 July 1st.  


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


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.


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


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