The library offers many unique services to help local non-profits promote their activities and events, develop their mission and goals, and achieve greater success. Have general questions? Email us at

Subscribe to our non-profit mailing list and learn about workshops and services just for organizations like yours:

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. Now I am the 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 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 - Local clubs and organizations may add their information to the library catalog. When library 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 847-382-1300 X 3140 or email

Group Visits - Prearranged group visits are available for schools, preschools, governmental units, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the Barrington Public Library District. Library staff can provide library tours, technology workshops, research tips, book talks and story time presentations. E-mail Youth Services or Adult Services to arrange a tour.

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 Annette Bochenek at or by phone at 847-382-1300 X 3050.

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

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. 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!