The library offers many services to help local clubs and organizations promote their activities and events to the public at large. Have general questions? Send an email to community@balibrary.org.

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Meet Community Engagement Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham
I've been on the Adult Services staff here at the library for 4.5 years, so you may recognize me from the reference desk, programs, and outreach visits. I'm excited to announce that I am the new Community Engagement Librarian, working to improve library services to the many non-profit organizations in the Barrington area. Please contact me at 847-382-1300 X 3140 or by email at sadams@balibrary.org. I look forward to working with you.


Community Calendar - local non-profit organizations may submit events for listing on our online community calendar.

Community Information Screen - the library dedicates one of its large, in-house video display screens to promoting community events. Local non-profit organizations may submit Powerpoint slides, or submit flyers/posters via email in PDF or other formats, for the library to create slides. 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 posters for our community information screen. Complete details.

Community Pages - the library's online catalog is a place to find books, movies, and other materials. Local clubs and organizations may also include their information in the catalog, which then will be found by people searching for related subjects. For details, please contact the Community Engagement Librarian at 847-382-1300 X 3140 or email sadams@balibrary.org.

Librarian Roadshow - librarians can visit your community group or meeting to present on a wide variety of interesting and useful topics. Complete details.

Services to businesses - In addition to non-profit organizations, the library offers many services to local businesses. See our business page and contact Business Liaison Librarian Ashley Booth at abooth@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 3050.

Services to preschools - For information on how we can work with your preschool, please contact Youth Services at YouthServices@balibrary.org or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 2.

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. The TEDx Program was designed to help communities spark conversation and connection through "ideas worth spreading." Please view Sarah, David, and Michael's videos and continue the conversation!