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Barrington Area Library Hits The Refresh Button With Help From Design Student

At a time when people are just as likely to visit the library to hear live music, use a computer, or view world class art, how does a public library spread the word that books are only one part of its mission? The Barrington Area Library has used a variety of logos, color schemes and publications - from newsletters to Web pages - in its 96 year history, all of which have helped define and elaborate upon its role within the community.

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South Branch Reopens, Willow Recreation Center Lockers Back In Service

The library's South Branch location has reopened beginning Monday, June 6, at 9 AM. The pick-up lockers at Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center, Algonquin & Lexington Roads, are also back in service as of June 6. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to these construction-related closures.

Barrington Area Library One of 17 Libraries in Illinois Recognized for Exceptional Service

In a report issued by the Library Journal, the Barrington Area Library has been recognized for exceptional service with a three star rating. The Library Journal issued its national ranking of libraries, the Index of Public Library Service on October 1. The index rates 7,407 public libraries across the nation and awards star ratings for exceptional service. The Barrington Area Library is one of 17 libraries in Illinois and one of 258 libraries nationally to receive the special recognition of a starred rating.

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After 25 Years, Barrington Area Library Board President Steps Down

After 25 years of serving as President of the Barrington Area Library Board of Trustees, Richard J. Ryan stepped down from the position on Tuesday, May 10. Ryan is succeeded in his role as president by fellow trustee Lawrence J. Weiner who has served on the board since 1998.

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Barrington Area Library Hits One Million Mark For First Time

The Barrington Area Library has reached its one millionth check-out in a fiscal year for the first time in the library's history. The one-millionth item was circulated sometime in the evening of Friday, April 30.

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