Dates extended! Writing Challenge for our teen authors! Popular teen author Sarah Frank has issued a challenge to her readers. To enter the contest, you must write a story that happens between the end of One Chance and the beginning of Two Secrets. The story needs to include some of the characters from the series.
Participants need to do the following:read One Chance and Two Secrets (available at our library)write a 1000-4000 word story set between these two bookssubmit your typed, double-spaced story by August 28, 2020email your submission to SarahFrankAuthor@gmail.com
Entries will be judged on: accuracy of the characters how well the story works with where One Chance left off and Two Secrets begins creativity use of writing craft
Participants must be in grades 3-7 and live in the U.S. or Canada.
The winner will get to name a character in Three Quests, receive a signed hardback copy of Three Quests, and have their story published on the BeaLu Books Blog. Three runners up will receive a signed hardback copy of Three Quests and have their stories published on BeaLu Books Blog. Winners will be announced on September 10, 2020
In addition, our local library is offering the following prizes: local entries will be added to our "Local Author" section in the library our local young authors, upon submission of their entry, may choose a free book from our rewards section.
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.
Meeting rooms are not available at this time.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
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: postponed Birth to 5 activities will be: postponed Legos may be played when we reopen fully.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our book sale! We will use the proceeds to order more books for the library.
If you were unable to make the book sale, please remember that we have a small bookstore in the library, open during regular library hours, and we will be having another book sale during Pike County Color Days later this fall.
We recently received the very generous donation of a personal library-including many outstanding military history books. We added some titles to our collection, but we simply do not have room to keep them all. Our lack of space is your gain! There are many WWII books and a large variety of other topics included in our book store. Come browse through the books-you are sure to find something you need!
Come see us!
Summer Reading Challenge July 1-September 7, 2020
First 100 Birth-12th grade readers will get a book bag when they sign up for Summer Reading.
Birth to Kindergarten Read (or listen to) 10 books – earn a free book, a Brag Tag, and a ticket to our Labor Day drawingEvery additional 10 books read – an additional free book, another Brag Tag, and another ticket
1st grade – 5th grade Read 10 books – earn a free book, a Brag Tag, and a ticket to our Labor Day drawingEvery additional 10 books read – an additional free book, another Brag Tag, and another ticket
6th grade – 12th grade Read 10 books – earn a free book and a ticket to our Labor Day drawingEvery additional 10 books read – an additional free book and another ticket
Adult Reading Challenge July 1-August 31, 2020
Read 5 books- earn a ticket to our Labor Day drawing Read 10 books- earn 2 tickets, etc.
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/.