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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and for the fifth year in a row, the Barrington Area Library is celebrating through a unique partnership with local businesses.

All residents of the Barrington Area Library district who sign up for a new library card during the month of September 2015 will receive a free mini tote bag stuffed with valuable coupons from local businesses. Patrons who renew expired cards will also receive a bag. Use the coupons, then use the bag whenever you visit the library. Know someone who is new to the neighborhood? Tell them September is the perfect time to come over and get their library card.

In addition, 50 bags will be raffled off to BAL cardholders who attend some of our adult programs throughout the month of September - the more programs you attend, the better your chances for winning!

Look inside your tote bag for a library pen and newsletter, plus coupons from the following generous businesses*:

Acacia Organics
Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center
Allure Massage Spa
Ayur-Jyoti Massage & Holistic Healing
Barrington Cultural Arts Center
Barrington Dance Academy
Barrington Martial Arts
Chessie’s Restaurant
Fancy Art, N.F.P.
Foss Swim School
Frantonio’s Italian Deli & Café
Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, Inc.
Norton’s U.S.A.
Pepper Park Coffee
Reber Auto Service
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Sanctuary Salon and Spa
Tattered Tiques
Tootsies Shoes
Wireless Zone of Barrington

*Please note that due to differing coupon counts, each bag may have coupons from only some of the listed businesses, not all. Get your bag early for the biggest variety.