Community: Let's Grow Together

Community Events

Tell Your Story: Presentation Skills for Non-Profit Leaders

When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

When grantmakers and donors understand your non-profit, they choose to support you. Use character, conflict, action, and impact to frame ...

Interview Like An Expert: Interviewing Boot Camp & Headshots

When: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for a new job? Recent graduate? Learn job application and resume tips, the importance of effective LinkedIn use, and ...

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Welcome, Barrington area non-profits! Here you will find events, workshops, and links to library services that will help you grow your non-profit organization.

Community Calendar
- Local non-profit organizations may submit events for listing on our online community calendar.

Community Information Screen - The library dedicates one of its large, in-house video display screens to promoting community events. Local non-profit organizations may submit Powerpoint slides, or submit flyers/posters via email in PDF or other formats, for the library to create slides. We regret that we are not able to take posters, brochures or other printed materials for display in the library. Librarians are available to assist you in scanning posters for our community information screen. Complete details.

Community Pages - Local clubs and organizations may add their information to the library catalog. When library customers search for books and movies on related subjects, information about your nonprofit will also appear in the search results. For details, please contact the Community Engagement Librarian at 847-382-1300 X 3140 or email

Group Visits - Prearranged group visits are available for schools, preschools, governmental units, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the Barrington Public Library District. Library staff can provide library tours, technology workshops, research tips, book talks and story time presentations. E-mail Youth Services or Adult Services to arrange a tour.

Librarian Roadshow - Librarians can visit your community group or meeting to present on a wide variety of interesting and useful topics. Complete details.

Services to businesses - In addition to non-profit organizations, the library offers many services to local businesses. See our business page and contact Business Liaison Librarian Annette Bochenek at or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 3050.

Services to schools - Visit the Kids' website to learn about book bag loans, school visits, and group tours.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2017 - The Barrington Area Library held its third TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 5, 2017. Joy Wagner, Renee Blue, and Douglas McConnell were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2016 - The Barrington Area Library held its second TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 6, 2016. Courtney Quigley, Dr. Brian Harris, Bob Lee, and Joyce Palmquist were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2015 - The Barrington Area Library held its first TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 1, 2015. Sarah Bealles, David Hirsch, and Michael Miles were the featured speakers. The TEDx Program was designed to help communities spark conversation and connection through "ideas worth spreading." Please view Sarah, David, and Michael's videos and continue the conversation!