April 22 7 P.M. Attracting Hummingbirds to your Yard Katie Parker from the U of I Extension will be here to do a presentation on hummingbirds! Come join us for this fascinating topic! Hummingbirds are fun and fascinating to watch darting through landscapes as they search for nectar and bugs. Learn how you can enhance your home landscape with flowers and feeders to attract hummingbirds. Presenter: Katie Parker
Covid 19 Precautions
Due to increased concerns about possible cases in the area, we are updating our guidelines for the library. We are now asking that you please wear a mask when visiting the library. We value our patrons and consider the health of our patrons and staff to be of the highest priority. Thanks for understanding!
Book requests may be made by email to email@example.com, 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.
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.
April Reading Challenge Come in and get a page of mini challenges for this month- fill in the boxes to earn a free book!
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/.