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Community Information Screen

Members of local nonprofit organizations may promote their organizations and events on the Barrington Area Library's Community Information Screen by submitting properly formatted PowerPoint slides to the library for display in a weekly slideshow. The library provides the screen only; the library has no responsibility for creating or editing content.

Slides may contain information about a local nonprofit organization or details about a specific event sponsored by a local nonprofit organization. The name of the nonprofit organization and the event must be significantly larger than the name and/or logo of any for-profit sponsor. The library reserves the right to determine whether and when slides will be added or removed from the slideshow.

Slides are added to and removed from the slideshow each Wednesday. Each organization may have one slide in the slideshow at a time. Organization members may choose to have a slide appear for one, two, or a maximum of three weeks. Slides must be received via email (sent to by Monday at 9:00 p.m. to be added the following Wednesday.


Slide templates are available on the library's home page. The following formatting guidelines apply:
1. Slides must be created and saved in PowerPoint format.
2. Slides must have a width of 17 inches and a height of 11 inches.
3. Sound and video are not available.

The Community Information Screen is funded by a grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation to the Friends of the Barrington Area Library.