What's on right now in the Gallery?

Nov-Dec 2019: We welcome the Schaumburg Area Photographic Society.

"Founded in 1977, the Schaumburg Area Photographic Society is dedicated to the enjoyment of photography. Our lively group offers learning opportunities designed to help members expand and improve their photo imaging and editing skills. Programs and workshops are held on meeting nights and consist of informative speakers, how-to demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Throughout the year there are numerous outings to desirable photographic locations.

SAPS members represent all levels of photographic expertise ranging from beginner through advanced amateur and professional. Our friendly members always welcome newcomers and guests! We are dedicated to helping you learn to get the most out our your photography experience whether your camera is a simple point and shoot or a pro-level instrument. Be our guest at an upcoming meeting or visit us at our website: www.schaumburgareaphotosociety.org."

Information and price sheet for works currently on display (PDF).


History of the Gallery in the Library

Created in 1979, the Gallery in the Library hosts up to six exhibits per year, each typically spanning two months. The Gallery is now curated by the Art Advisory Committee: Public Information Manager Karen McBride, Community Engagement Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham, and Assistant Librarian Ivy Dally.

About the Gallery space

The Gallery in the Library is located throughout the first and second floors of the library and is open to the public seven days a week.
Artists: interested in knowing the measurements of our exhibit walls?

Library Area Width Height Notes
First Floor      
Internet Café (dark grey wall) 31' 6" 8' 6"  
Business & Tech Center (dark grey wall) 25' 6" 9'  
Media Browsing (rust red wall) 4' 1" 9' left of 90" monitor niche
Media Browsing (rust red wall) 9' 9" 9' right of 90" monitor niche
Media Browsing (dark grey wall) 7' 11" 9' Dimensions do not include door on this wall
Base of Stair Tower (dark grey wall) 5' 5" 9' Although wall is wider, Walker System covers only 5' 5"
Second Floor      
Reading Commons (dark grey wall) 22' 8" 9' 8" New Book shelves in area are 5' high
Young Adult area (dark grey wall) 19' 6" 9' 6" Book shelves in area are 5' 10" high

Mission Statement

The Barrington Area Library's arts program expands the library's mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning. The Committee's goal is to give local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting and encourages all artists in the Barrington area and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration.