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  • The library has a pass to The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    (Admits 4 people at 50% off)
    Click here for more information about our Museum Pass Program

  • NH State Parks Pass Now Available For Check Out!
    We have a pass residents can check out which allows free entry for two adults and up to four dependents into many lovely state parks in NH. Call to reserve the pass for a specific day (up to 3 consecutive days), check it out, and return it to the library after use. This pass has been paid for by the Friends of the Barrington Library and the Barrington Recreation Department in a joint effort to get folks out into the wonderful wild places of New Hampshire! www.nhstateparks.org

  • Kids SRP Activity (7-12 years old)
    Cookie Construction

    Wednesday, July 26 @ 1 PM

    Sign Up to construct buildings out of cookies, marshmallows and frosting!

  • LEGO Club - All Ages Drop-In Event
    July 25 and Aug 15 from 4 - 5 PM

    Patrons all ages are invited to build LEGO creations.
    This is a free play where kids, teens and parents are encouraged to expand their imaginations! Creations will be displayed in the library (if space allows).

  • Drop-In Story Time for 4-7 Year Olds
    Thursday, June 29 @ 11AM
    Story Time is for 4-7 year olds to enjoy independently. We will share a couple stories and a related craft. 
    This is a DROP-IN program this summer!
    Story Time is a fun program that promotes listening and communication skills, and is a great opportunity to socialize with other children of similar age. Children will benefit by listening to books, increasing their attention span, introducing them to critical thinking and following direction, etc.

  • Author Event: Meet Benjamin Ludwig
    Wednesday, July 26 @ 6PM
    Meet a Barrington author whose recent book, “Ginny Moon” has hit it big! — A Summer 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Book — A May 2017 Indie Next Pick — A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick.

    To Ginny, a child with autism, the word Forever means until the police come.

  • Hey kids! Guess who's coming to Barrington on Tuesday, August 8th at 1pm?  
    Click HERE to find out!


  • Teen/Youth SRP Activity: Ages 9-17
    Create String Art Masterpieces!

    Friday, July 21st at 1:00
    Create fabulous string art! Hammer nails into a wood base using a template, and wrap colorful string to create unique art projects.


  • Lunch and Movie at the Library: LEGO Batman (PG)
    Monday, August 7 @1 PM
    A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

    Enjoy a movie while sitting in our air-conditioned meeting room. Bring a lunch or snack and water (with screw on cap). Barrington residents & library card holders. No Registration Required

  • Cookbook Club: Junior Chefs Edition!
    August 12 from 12-1pm 

    Teens Cook by Megan and Jill Carle.
    Copies of the book will be available through the library.

    Registration is required. Limit of 8 kids. Ages 10-16. Junior Chefs will choose a recipe from the chosen cook book and prepare it at home with adult supervision.
    Great fun and food! Bring containers to take home leftovers!

  • Teen/Youth SRP Activity: ​Rube Goldberg Challenge
    Friday, August 4 @ 1 PM

    This challenge will have teams of 2-4 students from middle school to high school to compete in building the most elaborate and hilarious Rube Goldberg Machine.
    Each member of a team must register individually. Individual registrants are welcome; we will add you to a team. Limit of 12 registrants

    Thursday, July 27 @ 11 AM

    Get a chance to see some of our town’s vehicles up close and personal. Join Ms Wendy on the lawn of the ECLC for stories and then children and families tour of vehicles from Barrington’s Fire, Rescue, Police and Road Crew!
    Note: Staff and Vehicles will be present as long as there is not an emergency that would need their assistance.

  • Book Group-A Man Called Ove by Backman
    Thursday, July 27 @ 6:30 PM

    A grumpy yet lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Summer Reading Program 2017
​June 23rd – August 19th
Residents/card holders of all ages register to take part in a fun-filled summer! Preschoolers (ages 3-5), Kids (going into 1st-5th grade), Teens (going into 6th – 12th grade) and Adults have separate programs to read, log their time, earn incentive prizes or raffle chances, including a drawing for grand prizes at the end of the summer!
"Build a Better World", will have wonderful story times, crafts, activities, and a wide variety of workshops and programs for teens and adults. Once you register online, download your reading booklet or stop by the library to pick one up. Visit our online calendar to sign up for any of our Summer Reading activities after our kick off program on June 23.
Once you are registered you can start logging on June 23rd!

To visualize progress through the summer, this year’s Summer Competition Mural on the wall behind the desk will be a Cityscape. As kids, teens and adults read and log their time, color coded bricks will be added to their buildings. Read and watch our mural evolve over the summer! 


Barrington Middle School
Summer Reading lists
Great Stone Face
Grades 5-6

Isinglass Teen Read
Grades 7-8


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