Community: Let's Grow Together

Community Events

Happy Holiday Mail Take-And-Make

When: Wednesday, December 1 – 9:00am - 9:00pm

In collaboration with Billet-Doux Stationery & Invitations
Create festive cards and spread holiday cheer to local homebound residents. Return completed cards to the Library by Dec 15 and we’ll take ...

Library Resources for Job Seekers

When: Monday, January 10 – 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In collaboration with Barrington Career Center

Curious about insider tips and tricks to accelerate your job search? Library resources can help, from writing resumes to finding target companies in your area.

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Barrington Area Volunteer Connection The Barrington Area Development Council and the Barrington Area Library collaborate on a platform for nonprofits and volunteers to find each other. Learn more at Barrington Area Volunteer Connection, and then click on the Get Connected Today link. It's as simple as creating an account with your name and email address. If you include information on your interests and causes, the platform will help you find the best match! 

Do you work with a local nonprofit that would like to attract more volunteers? Follow the directions on the How It Works page, and a BAVC Ambassador will contact you.

Community Calendar - Local nonprofit organizations may submit events for listing on our online community calendar.

Community Information Screen - The Library dedicates a large, in-house video display screen to promoting community events. Local non-profit organizations may submit Powerpoint slides, or flyers/posters in PDF or other digital formats, via e-mail. We regret that we are not able to take posters, brochures, or other printed materials for display in the Library. Librarians are available to assist you in scanning printed materials for our community information screen. Complete details.

Community Pages - Local clubs and organizations may add their information to the library catalog. When customers search for books and movies on related subjects, information about your nonprofit will also appear in the search results. For details, please contact the Community Engagement Librarian at sadams@balibrary.org.

Foundation Directory Online: Hoping to use your time at home to research funding opportunities for your non-profit? Candid has provided BALibrary customers with a temporary remote access link. You may share this via email with other non-profit leaders, but Candid respectfully asks that it not be shared on social media.

Libraries Are For Everyone: Read the Barrington Area Library's statement on building an engaged and inclusive community, and explore a sampling of resources and programming we've offered relating to Pride Month, Black Lives Matter, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, and National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Services to businesses - In addition to non-profit organizations, the Library offers many services to local businesses. See our business page.

Services to schools - Visit the Kids' website to learn about book bag loans, school visits, and group tours.




TEDx events are locally planned versions of TED, the series of engaging and inspiring talks designed to spark conversation and connection through "ideas worth spreading." Use the links below to watch videos all of the TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary talks we've held throughout the years, and then keep the conversation going!

TedXBarringtonAreaLibrary 2021 - The Barrington Area Library held its seventh annual TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on November 10, 2021. Rev. Jeanne Hanson, Rafael Malpica, and Nathaniel Rouse were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2020 - The Barrington Area Library held its sixth annual TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on November 12, 2020. Janet Anderson and Melissa Buckley were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2019 - The Barrington Area Library held its fifth annual TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 17, 2019. Star* Cunningham, Leslie Ferris Yerger, and Andy Milne were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2018The Barrington Area Library held its fourth TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 11, 2018. Sam Oliver, Chrissie Mena, and Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2017 - The Barrington Area Library held its third TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 5, 2017. Joy Wagner, Renee Blue, and Douglas McConnell were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2016 - The Barrington Area Library held its second TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 6, 2016. Courtney Quigley, Dr. Brian Harris, Bob Lee, and Joyce Palmquist were the featured speakers.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary 2015 - The Barrington Area Library held its first TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary event on October 1, 2015. Sarah Bealles, David Hirsch, and Michael Miles were the featured speakers.