From BALibrary

A Statement from the Barrington Area Library: On Building An Engaged and Inclusive Community

From our Youth Services blog:
Black History Month Reading Lists
"Let's Talk About Racism: E-Books and Online Resources For Families."

"Nine Books That Celebrate the LGBTQ Community For Pride Month and Beyond."

Local LGBTQ+ Resource List

"After The Rally: What Next?"

Watch the video of a conversation with Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque (Pastor, Community Church of Barrington) and Dr. Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell (Principal, Sunny Hill School). These local thought leaders discuss their experiences, offer context, share their hopes, and give concrete suggestions to improve racial inclusion and equity in our community and the wider world. This Library program was originally held on Sunday, June 7.

OverDrive e-books and audiobooks

An Anti-Racism Reading List

Libraries Are For Everyone: Pride 2020

Kanopy - streaming video service

Black Lives Matter documentary list

Pioneering Black Filmmakers list

Celebrate Black Music list

Celebrate Pride Month list

Hoopla - digital audiobooks and streaming video

Conversations About Race - audiobooks

LGBTQ+ Voices - audiobooks

Movies On Race for Adults

LGBTQ+ Pride Month - movies

National Hispanic Heritage Month

In 2020, the Barrington Area Library also used its "Libraries Are For Everyone" initiative to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month. The following resources and events were shared.

Reading lists from our collections:

Aún más libros para niños y adolescentes

Aún más libros para adultos

E-Books para adultos

Explore Hispanic American Stories, Latin American Artists, Mexican, Cuban, and South American Cinema, y aún más películas with Kanopy, our free streaming video service!