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community services at the barrington area library

The library offers many services to help local clubs and organizations promote their activities and events to the public at large.
Have questions or need more specifics? Send an email to community@balibrary.org.

Community Calendar - local non-profit organizations may submit events for listing on our online community calendar.

Community Information Screen - the library dedicates one of its large, in-house video display screens to promoting community events. Local non-profit organizations may submit their own Powerpoint slides, or use the templates found on our website. Complete details.

Community Pages - the library's online catalog is a place to find books, movies and other library materials. Local clubs and organizations may also include their information in the catalog, which then will be found by people searching for related subjects. For details and to be included, please contact Community Librarian Ashley Johnson at ajohnson@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 3030.

Librarian Roadshow - librarians can visit your community group or meeting to present on a wide variety of interesting and useful topics. Complete details.

Services to businesses - In addition to non-profit organizations, the library offers many services to local businesses. See our business blog and contact Business Liaison Librarian Barbara Alvarez at balvarez@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 3070.

Services to preschools - For information on how we can work with your preschool, please contact Youth Services at YouthServices@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 2.

We regret that we are not able to take posters, brochures or other printed materials for display in the library, due to space limitations. Librarians are available to assist you in scanning posters for our community information screen. Please contact the Adult Services Reference Desk at adultref@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 1 to make an appointment and to learn more about services for non-profits and businesses.