Winter Weather Policy Reminder If the Western school district is closed due to weather conditions, the Barry Public Library will also be closed. Our first concern is for the safety of our patrons and our staff.
Birth - 3 Story time March 5, 2024 10-11 a.m.
Library Story time every Thursday except for holidays 4-5 p.m. We will have stories and a craft or playtime. Hope to see you there!
Library Board Meeting Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 p.m.
Book requests may be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 335-2149 or by walk in during lobby hours. Requests will be filled as quickly as possible. Please be patient.
As we all go through these difficult times, we are encouraging everyone to keep a journal or diary of your experiences. When this pandemic is finally over, we ar e asking that you send a copy of your writing to us at the library. We will create a collection of these stories as a historical record of how the pandemic affected our community. We look forward to reading your stories!
Hawes Civil War Letters, by Anne E. Moseley, CIT. , was a wonderful event. We hope to see Ms Moseley in additional presentations this coming summer. By the way, someone left a pair of sunglasses here at the library after this event.
Upcoming Book Talk !
Raising the Challenging Child, How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation by Karen Doyle Buckwalter, Debbie Reed, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Postponed Date to be determined Barry Public Library
Come join us for a discussion of this extraordinary book that has received high praise from parents, teachers, doctors, and child care professionals. If you have children, or work with children, this book is for you.
Debbie Reed and Marcia Ryan will be here to talk about the book and share "practical tips and real life examples" based on their work at Chaddock. Books will be available for purchase.
Chess Club meetings are postponed. Chess Club is for those who want to learn how to play Chess, and those who know how to play Chess, and those who would be willing to teach someone else to play Chess. Everybody, all ages are invited.
Birth to three activities will be: 1st Tuesday of each month 10-11 a.m.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 19th for Presidents' Day.
We’re Fine Free! If overdue fines kept you from using the library, this is your time to return! • No fines will be assessed on printed materials, audiobooks and DVDs • All past overdue fines will be waived • Any checked out items may be automatically renewed (up to 2 times) Call the library for details!
Arcadia Publishing and History Press E-Books Available to Everyone in Illinois Over 300 e-books from Arcadia Publishing have been added to the Inkie.org Library! These titles, which focus on the history of Illinois towns and significant events in the state’s past, are available for simultaneous use. They can be checked out by anyone in Illinois, no library card or login is required.
Do you have questions about being foster parents, about Juvenile Court, or CASA, or other related issues? Kent Dean, Adams County Public Guardian/Assistant Public Defender and CASA representatives will be here again this summer. The date will be set soon. They will talk about Juvenile Court, IL DCFS basics, and CASA. They will have a presentation followed by time for questions. Join us for an interesting evening and an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Awesome Resource! OpenLibrary.org is a free international public library. After reading the rules and guidelines, you sign up for a free account. Some materials are available on the site, and others you may borrow. I used this site to visit the Boston Public Library and read documents from their Revolutionary War collection. There are books, tv shows and much more. You can search by author or subject or just browse. I highly recommend exploring this site.
Anyone who is physically in Illinois can access the content RAILS provides on BiblioBoard Library without a login. Users are authenticated through the IP address of their computer or GPS coordinates of their mobile device. Because BiblioBoard authenticates by the user's location, visiting the website or opening the app gives you access to e-books without needing to enter a library card number or other login. Unlimited checkouts and no return periods give readers instant access to all titles all the time. Readers also may create a BiblioBoard account profile and login. An account allows access to BiblioBoard Library while outside of Illinois, as well as the ability to download content for offline reading and to add bookmarks and notes. Access BiblioBoard Library through: BiblioBoard website BiblioBoard app for iOS or Android
E-BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE
The Barry Public Library is now offering e-books to patrons. If you live in the City of Barry, your library card is paid for by the real estate taxes where you live. If you live outside of the city limits, but in the Western Unit 12 School District, you must pay for a library card. The cost is $70 per year per household. Once you are a patron, the e-book service is free. You will need to come in person to the Library to get signed up for these services. Once you have come to the Library go to the links below.
Libby, by OverDriveBorrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.