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Photograph of gates into White Cemetery in Cuba Township, text reads cemeteries
Scan of historical document with text about Barrington, text reads documents
Photograph of thumbnail image from video, woman speaking to camera, text reads histories
Close-up of old Barrington map, text reads maps
Newspaper headline from old Barrington Courier issue, cover story about opening of Poplar Creek Music Center, text reads newspapers
Scan of old telephone directory cover, for Barrington, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, December 1939, text reads people finder
Black and white photo of old Barrington School Band, band members wearing uniforms, bass drum, text reads photos
Logos for Ancestry library edition and Fold3 databases, text reads library resources
Illustration of a family tree in green and brown, text reads other resources

Yesterday & Today: Life in the Barrington Area


Student Reese does E-Lessons from home.

As part of our mission to preserve the history of the Barrington area, the Library is collecting your photos and stories about life during these unprecedented and challenging times. If you’d like to share what life has been like while sheltering in place, working or e-learning from home, or being on the front lines in health care or essential services, we’re sure future generations would like to know how we got through it all.

Stories and photos can be emailed to Adult Services Librarian Kate Mills,, for inclusion on our local history web pages. Contact Kate if you have any questions about this project, or Barrington area local history in general!

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