The library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

About the Library

MISSION

The purpose of Barrington Public Library is to provide, without charge, diverse and easily accessible materials, services and programs to educate, inform, enrich and entertain residents of Barrington and the greater Rhode Island community. Barrington Public Library provides equal access to all users, and seeks to make available the broadest possible spectrum of information and ideas, through a variety of formats including print and electronic.

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Library adheres to the American Library Association's policies regarding freedom of access, including the Library Bill of Rightsthe Freedom to Readthe Freedom to View, and related statements contained in the Intellectual Freedom Manual.

It upholds the principles of intellectual freedom, the citizen’s right to information, the right to confidentiality of users’ records, and opposes censorship.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020

Read Barrington Public Library's Strategic Plan 2015-2020. (attached below)

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

The Library Board of Trustees oversees the operation, care, maintenance and expenses of Barrington Public Library. The members of the Library Trustees are appointed by the Town Council to 3-year terms and they meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Library.

 

2016 BOARD MEMBERS

  • Vincent Wicker, President
  • Cindy Kaplan, Vice President
  • Daniel O'Mahony, Secretary
  • Dean G. Robinson, Treasurer
  • Kate Johnson
  • Laura Laurence
  • Laura Young
  • Ann P. Strong, Town Council Liaison

Meeting minutes are available to view on website of the RI Secretary of State's office.