Civic Saturday & RI Library Day

Barrington Public Library invites patrons to return library materials for fine-forgiveness on Saturday, April 13 and to join us for Civic Saturday activities. 

Libraries are...essential to the functioning of a democratic society...libraries are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind. --Franklin D. Roosevelt

RI Library Day celebrates libraries all around the Ocean State and is the culmination of National Library Week (April 7 to 13). 

Civic Saturday is a part of our American Creed: Community Conversations program series.



  • We will be offering fine forgiveness for materials returned on April 13
  • Register for a library card at the Circulation Desk OR kids can now register for a card in the Children's Room

11 AM TO 2 PM

  • Movie Marathon of the PBS documentary American Creed
  • Virtual Reality tour of the White House
  • Sworn Again ceremonies
  • Test your civic knowledge
  • What's Your American Creed? Community Voices Sharing Wall
  • Button-making
  • Kids activities
  • Register to vote

Free and open to all

American Creed and Community Conversations are made possible by an American Library Association programming grant, in partnership with Citizen Film, PBS, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Writing Project.

Event Location: 
Collis Family Gallery A (Second Floor)
Collis Family Gallery B (Second Floor)
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)
Trustee/Board Room (Second Floor)