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The Youth Services department is located on the first floor of the Barrington Area Library. We have an amazing interactive play area, a wide variety of programs at the Library, online, and outdoors, along with high quality books, music, movies, and more for the whole family to enjoy. Contact us - we're happy to help!


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New Award Books Are Out!

The 2025 Illinois Reader's Choice Books are here and available for checkout!

There are 60 titles across the three lists and we have plenty of copies of each. Check out the lists below:

Find Monarch Books in the Catalog. 

Find Bluestem Books in the Catalog. 

Find Caudill Books in the Catalog. 

Also coming soon, is a year long Beanstack reading challenge for grades K-8! Depending on your grade, you can sign up for the Monarch, Bluestem, or Caudill challenge and read your way to some prizes! Check Beanstack on April 1st for more information!

   Youth Services Librarian Claire 

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