• Barrington220 offers Parent University: Preparing for Distance Learning, a series of videos on topics such as creating your at-home learning environment, navigating instructional technology, and managing the social and emotional needs of kids.

• Visit BALibrary's Kids page to read our blog, find book recommendations, and register for online or outdoor programs. 

• BStrong Together has many helpful ideas to maintain the health and well-being of your family. The Coronavirus page compiles helpful videos, articles, and activity links. 

• BStrong Together and the Barrington Area Library collaborated on the "Best We Can" Parenting series to offer tips, tools, and a chance to ask questions of local experts. Find recordings of past sessions and suggested resources at BStrong Together

• Further resources at Mental Health Care

Barrington Children's Charities, Barrington Junior Women's Club, and Barrington 220 are working together to provide groceries and meals for students and families who may be food-insecure, including stocking up for and delivering during spring break. Click here if you would like to make a donation.

Families with children under 18 may also use the distribution services of our neighbor, District 300.

• If you or your family are food-insecure, please see our page on local food pantries

• Stay connected to schools/school districts; many are offering innovative educational programs and assistance.

• Gigi's Playhouse provides services & activities for people with Down syndrome. They are offering two online versions of Gigi's At Home: Live & On Demand.  

We update these pages regularly. To suggest a resource, please contact Community Engagement Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham at sadams@balibrary.org.