Staying in town for Spring Break? You'll find plenty to do for kids and teens here at the Barrington Area Library.
Check out the programs below, or just come on over and hang out with us!
Enjoy the giant Lite Brite and the Imagination Playground blocks, our awesome Game Room and Studio Kids, and our massive collection of books, DVDs, and other resources.

INTERACTIVE MOVIE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Friday, March 22, 1:30 PM
Drop in and join Hiccup and Toothless on an exciting Viking adventure – we’ll even provide the popcorn! How to Train Your Dragon is rated PG by the MPAA for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. Meeting Room. Seating is first come, first served, and priority admission will be given to Barrington Area Library cardholders.

MAKE YOUR OWN SQUISHIES
Monday, March 25, 10:30 AM
Grades 3 – 6

Design and make cute, squishy keychains to keep, gift, or trade. We will use common household items, including latex balloons, to make our squishies. Register. Program Room.

ROBOT DANCE PARTY
Monday, March 25, 2 PM
Grades 3 – 8

Bust out your best dance moves as we code Sphero robots to dance to a song. Register. Program Room.

FAMILY THEATER: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
Tuesday, March 26, 11 AM
Drop in and travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their best friends; Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Man. Madcap brings this epic adventure to life with breathtaking puppets in this enchanting, family-friendly classic. Meeting Room. Seating is first come, first served, and priority admission will be given to Barrington Area Library cardholders.

TECH TAKE APART
Tuesday, March 26, 3 PM
Grades 4 – 8
Take apart computers and other everyday items to get a look at what makes these machines work. Register. Program Room.

STORYTIME DANCE PARTY
Wednesday, March 27, 10 AM
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver
Dance, wiggle, and shake at this groovin’ storytime. Don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! Drop in. Meeting Room.

TEMPORARY TATTOOS
Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 PM
Grades 3 – 5
Wednesday, March 27, 3 PM
Grades 6 - 8
Design a custom temporary tattoo on the vinyl cutter. Register using the date links. Program Room.

BALLOON ANIMAL WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 28, 2 PM
Ages 7 – 12
Gary Kantor teaches children the techniques for transforming plain balloons into amazing balloon animals. Caregivers are more than welcome to join in the class. Register. Meeting Room.

FAMILY FORT BUILDING
Friday, March 29, 10:30 AM
Drop in and build an incredible structure with the library’s fort-building supplies. Program Room.

LIGHT PAINTING
Friday, March 29, 1:30 PM
Grades 1 - 3
Friday, March 29, 3 PM

Grades 4 - 5
Use flashlights and cameras in the dark to create original pieces of art. Register using the date links. Zimmerman Room.