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Friends of the Library


The Friends of Barrington Public Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the library through fundraising and membership. Founded in 1980, the Friends are a group of over 400 library lovers in Barrington and nearby communities.

The Friends raise funds through the continuous Everyday Book Sale located on the main floor of the library, as well as a fall and spring book sale. These raised funds, along with membership dues contribute to the library in the following ways:


  • Programs for children, teens and adults, including the Summer Reading Program
  • Museum Pass Program
  • Books (large-print & audio), movies, and digital books (eBooks & eAudio)
  • Contribution of $25,000 to A New Chapter Upstairs Second Floor Renovation project


Nancy Brex, President
401.247.1920 x317

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Love your library? Consider becoming a Friend. Your membership helps to enrich the entire community.

Annual Membership is $10 for an Individual or $15 for a Family. 
Join the Friends and mail or drop off the membership form at the library (attached below).

Everyday Book Sale

Located on the main floor of the library near the Reference Desk.

Some collectible books and other items for sale are listed below: 

"Friends":   The Complete Series Collection -- Seasons 1 through 10 on DVDs.  $25  (On Amazon it sells for $100.)

WEST POINT LEADERSHIP: PROFILES OF COURAGE by Daniel Rice and John Vigna, published by Leadership Development Foundation, 2013. This is a multiple award-winning book of 200 inspirational biographies of military leaders and leaders in many other fields from contemporary and historic times. There are over 1,600 photos – many never seen before – in a beautiful hardcover with dust jacket. Excellent condition. $40.

If you would like to see it, please contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x.2 and ask for Joyce.

Limited edition, autographed copy, of Claire Murray's WOMEN AND THE SEA:  HEARING THE SIREN'S SONG.  It is "a celebration of women who are enchanted by the sea and have built their lives around this inspiration.  Artists, crafters, sailors, entrepreneurs, designers and even a gondolier are among the women's stories.  This beautiful full-color coffee-table book is perfect for your seaside home, a wonderful gift for weddings, holidays or almost any occasion."    $25.

 If interested, contact the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2 and ask for Joyce.


Donate Books

The Friends of the Library welcome your donations.

Some of the items received are given to the library for the collection and others become part of our book sales.

Donations can be received during regular library hours at the Reference Desk and larger donations can be left in the vestibule of the rear of the library, inside the loading dock door.

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