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Two librarians from the Barrington Area Library have been selected to join a pool of only 30 other librarians to participate in a new state initiative to work with and develop future library leaders. Liz Hubert and Carrie Straka will represent the Barrington Area Library in this year-long program officially titled "Synergy, The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative."

The Barrington Area Library Board of Trustees met January 12 and appointed Kathleen A. Peterson to fill a vacancy on their board. Peterson is a former teacher, and also a former employee of the library working as a page from 1998-2008 after retiring from teaching.