Due to a staffing shortage at the Library we will need to alter our hours of operation.  

Today and Thursday May 19th -- open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Friday May 20th -- open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday May 21st and Monday May 23rd -- CLOSED

We hope to resume normal hours on Tuesday May 24th. Should anything change we will be sure to send another update. 

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work through this shortage!
Barrington Public Library

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Reading Suggestions


Children Book Awards

Asian/Pacifica American Award: Works about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage of all ages.

Batchelder Award: Top children's books from outside of the United States.

Belpré Medal Award: Top Latinx children's books.

Caldecott Medal Award: Best children's book with incredible art work.

Children's Literature Legacy Award: List of authors that have made great contributions to children's literature.

Coretta Scott King Award: African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Geisel Award: Top reads for early readers.

Great Stone Face Book Award: Top books voted on by grades 4-6th.

Ladybug Award: Top picture books voted on by grades pre-k to 3rd.

Newbery Medal Award: Best children literature as chosen by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Odyssey Award: Best audio books for children or young adults.

Schneider Family Award: Best books about children with disabilities for multiple age levels.

Sibert Medal Award: Great informational books for children.

Stonewall Book Award: For the best LGBTQ+ books in a variety of genres.