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The Youth Services department is located on the first floor of the Barrington Area Library. Contact us - we're happy to help!

The Library is open for "browse and borrow" services and regular in-person hoursVisit our web site to learn about available services and other important details. All visitors over the age of two years old who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while in the Library or attending outdoor events. We will also continue to offer a wide variety of online story times, Take And Make Kits, and other surprises - watch the Events Calendar!

Participating in Summer Reading? Use these helpful, printable logs to track your reading and activities. Remember to log all books, activities, and minutes into Beanstack when you are ready.
Pre-Reader Log (PDF)  |  Reading Log (PDF)  |  Activities Log (PDF)


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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, happens on June 19 every year. Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. 

On June 19, 1865, the Union troops went to Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, and free the last state with enslaved Black people. 

Juneteenth is now a Federal holiday. Celebrate Black history, excellence, and joy, and learn more about what makes Juneteenth a special holiday, with a book from our booklist. 









    Youth Services Specialists MaryJo Nitz & Stefanie Molinaro