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Congratulations to this year's Kindergarten Reading Club members

We congratulate another year of outstanding Kindergarten Reading Club readers! In the 2012-2013 Kindergarten Club, 65 children participated, reading 3,797 books - wow! We are especially proud of our Kindergarten Reading Club champions, each of whom tackled 100 books in just 5 months! Here are their custom-made READ posters (click for a full size image) - you can also see them on display in the library's Youth Services department on the second floor. Congratulations to all the Kindergarten Reading Club members - keep on reading!

Barrington Area Library featured in Quintessential Barrington magazine

Barrington's high quality lifestyle magazine, Quintessential Barrington, has featured the Barrington Area Library's One Book One Barrington initiative as its cover story for the January-February 2013 issue. Read about how the library is partnering with District 220 and the PTO President's Council, along with many area businesses and organizations, to make the 2013 One Book One Barrington bigger, better and more exciting than ever before.

In an additional story, Quintessential Barrington introduces you to our Business Services Librarian, Emily Kornak, and the many programs, online services and workshops the library offers to local businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers.

We thank Quintessential Barrington for helping us to spread the word about all that the library provides to our community. Learn more about this unique, locally focused magazine by visiting their Web site: http://www.qbarrington.com

2012 Teen Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest for Teens
Entries accepted from Nov 1 – Nov 30
Grades 9-12

Teens in grades 9-12 who love to express themselves through poetry are invited to submit poems for a contest sponsored by the Barrington Area Library.

Write a poem of 30 lines or less to be considered for the VOYA Teen Poetry Contest. (What's VOYA? See their Web site.) We’ll share all entries on our Facebook page. Then, we’ll choose the top three poems to send on to the national competition. A Barrington area teen was a winner just a few years ago - maybe this is your year!

Email your poem, name, age and town to lklinnert@balibrary.org by Friday, Nov 30.

 

Motor Werks of Barrington Facebook Challenge

Head of Youth Services Ryann Uden, Sales and Leasing Consultant Chelsea Amato, Sales Consultant Steve Clements and Public Information Manager Karen McBride.

Thank you everyone who clicked and "liked" the Facebook page for Motor Werks of Barrington! The team from Motor Werks dropped by this afternoon to present us with a check for $120 and a delicious cake to share with our staff, to thank us for spreading the word about their Facebook page and the great information found there. The donation will be used to fund something FUN for Barrington Area children. Thanks again!

 

Motor Werks of Barrington, the luxury auto dealer, has reached out to us with a unique challenge: for every "like" Motor Werks gets on their official Facebook page, they will donate $1.00 to the library (up to $500)! Couldn't be easier or more painless, and you'll also learn more about this terrific local business. There's no catch, but there is a deadline, so click that "like" button by October 2, 2012. We'll make an announcement on October 2 of how we did when our friends at Motor Werks of  Barrington present us with the donation.

What will we do with the donation? The funds will be used by our Youth Services department to do something special for Barrington area kids. So it's a win-win, in our opinion! Thanks in advance for your help.

Barrington Area Library introduces new library app

The Barrington Area Library is proud to unveil a new way for library users to search for books, movies and music and manage their accounts: the Owl iLibrary app for iPhone, iPad and Android! The free app is available for download from the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Library patrons will love the fast browsing and convenient account access, along with the elegant, clean design of the app.

How to install and use the Owl iLibrary app:

1) Go to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store (for Android users)

2) Search for Owl iLibrary (or use the links above - they will take you directly to the app)

3) Install the app

4) Search for "Barrington Library" in the list of libraries

5) Once you've selected "Barrington Library," click the button to log into your account

6) Done! Now you can browse our collections, place holds, renew items - everything you can do in our regular catalog.

The new Barrington Area Library app - just another way we're making your library available EVERYWHERE!