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Barrington Public Library

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Friends of the Barrington Library

"A good Friend is a great treasure." Benjamin Franklin

Friends of the Barrington Public Library is a volunteer group incorporated in 1996 as a 501C-3 charitable organization. Friends share a common belief that a thriving public library is a valuable community asset that must be nourished and supported.


Its mission is quite simple:
- Encourage greater use of the Library and its services;
- Provide additional support through fundraising activities and the encouragement of gifts, endowments and memorials;
- Promote volunteerism; and
- Help expand Library resources. 

Since 1996, the Friends has contributed over $10,000.00 to fund annual passes to museums, and to support the Summer Reading Program, the youth audiobook collection, the Adopt*A*Magazine program, and many other resources.

In addition, the group conducts the annual perennial sale in June. Funds raised from this sale have provided equipment not supported through the tax-funded budget and we annually save funds towards helping out when a new Library is voted for by the people of Barrington.

We always welcome new Friends to help with developing new programs, fund-raising, and volunteering at the Library. The Friends generally meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Library. Meeting announcements will be posted at the Library.

Give as little or as much time as you want. Participate once a year, be active throughout the year, or work on a specific event or project. Just a little of your time and energy can make our great little Library a tremendous resource for everyone in town.


Current officers:
President - Cindy Cafasso
Treasurer - Kathleen Bourn
Membership Secretary - John Cafasso  
Recording Secretary - Fran DiTursi

Please join the Friends today and help our Library thrive!
Click Here for a brochure and Join Today!
Click Here to see the Friends Museum Pass Program!


Volunteers Are Awesome! Friends Support Programs!