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505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010 • 847.382.1300
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Sun: 1 PM-5 PM

Community Information Screen

Members of local nonprofit organizations may promote their organizations and events on the Barrington Area Library's Community Information Screen by submitting properly formatted PowerPoint slides to the library for display. The library provides the screen and can only provide minimal assistance in creating or editing content.

Slides may contain information about a local nonprofit organization or details about a specific event sponsored by a local nonprofit organization. The name of the nonprofit organization and the event must be significantly larger than the name and/or logo of any for-profit sponsor. The library reserves the right to determine whether and when slides will be added or removed from the slideshow. Due to the popularity of the screen, please note that submissions must be sent in by Barrington Area Library cardholders.

Each organization may have one slide in the slideshow at a time. Organization members may choose to have a slide appear for up to four weeks. Slides may be displayed longer only if space allows - this will be left to the discretion of the Library staff. Slides must be received via email (sent to


The following formatting guidelines apply:
1. Slides should be created in PowerPoint, then saved as .JPEG files. PDF flyers may also be submitted, but be aware that this requires additional processing on the part of the Library staff and may delay your request.

2. Slides must have a width of 17 inches and a height of 11 inches. Landscape orientation is preferred over portrait.

3. Sound and video are not available.