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  •  Bicyclist Bob Lee of Barrington, who received media attention coast to coast for his three Ride for Reasons, is back in the community supporting a campaign for living wills called BeAtEase.

    Barrington launches campaign encouraging living wills Jul 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Barrington’s famous fundraising bicyclist Bob Lee is the driving force behind a new campaign to get everyone 18 and older in the Barrington area to complete a comprehensive but easy-to-do living will. The BeAtEase campaign aims to let loved ones know all aspects of care the Barrington area’s adults would wish to receive in the event of an incapacitating injury or illness.

     
  •  An architectural rendering of the post-renovation Barrington Area Public Library, with the glass-fronted stair tower in the center of the north facade being the most significant change to the exterior.

    Barrington library to start $8.7 million renovation Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Barrington trustees Monday gave the green light to a long-planned, $8.7 million renovation of the Barrington Area Public Library, which is now expected to be completed in about 10 months. While most of the changes to the 35-year-old, 39,750-square-foot building at 505 N. Northwest Highway will be internal, there also will be a couple slight modifications to the exterior.

     
  • Carrie Carr, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

    Carrie Carr: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Carrie Carr, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Carolyn Clifford, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

    Carolyn Clifford: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Carolyn Clifford, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Barbara Pintozzi: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Barbara Pintozzi, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Our money just keeps flowing out Jan 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Carol Schubert complains that if you live in the Barrignton area, your tax money is like a river flowing away from you. "When will we wake up and complain loud and often to those in charge?" she asks.

     
  • Friends of Barrington Library face uncertain future Dec 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    For 56 years, the current incarnation of the Friends of the Barrington Area Library has consistently helped provide additional fundraising for the library through book sales. But on Monday, the Friends' board of directors bluntly asked the library board whether the services of its volunteers will be wanted anymore once a $5 million renovation project is done in 2014.

     
  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Barbara Germain of the Countryside Garden Class of Barrington carries a Santa figure she said the Barrington Area Library rejected last month when she dropped it off for inclusion in a holiday display.

    Rejected Santa Claus leads to criticism of Barrington library Dec 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    For the second time this fall, volunteers are expressing disappointment with a decision and what they see as a lack of adequate communication on the part of the Barrington Area Library. This time, it's Barrington resident Barb Germain who's sore over the library's rejection, for reasons she feels remain unclear, of a $20 Santa Claus figure she bought for her garden club's annual display in the library's youth services department.

     
  •  Anna Walker, 13, looks through children’s books Saturday at the Friends of the Barrington Area Library book sale.

    Barrington library book sale’s future uncertain Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    This past weekend's book sale by the Friends of the Barrington Area Library was the last one until the library's planned $5 million renovation is completed in 2014, and perhaps the final one altogether. "People stand there with their mouths open. They just can't believe it," said Friends board member Sue Allman.

     
  • Barrington library seeks board candidates Oct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Petition packets are available for Barrington Public Library District residents interested in running for library trustee in the April 9, 2013 election. Three library trustee seats are up for election, each with a six-year term.

     
  • Find a summer novel at Barrington used book sale Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    What better way to spend a summer afternoon than buried in a book? The Friends of the Barrington Area Library will hold its June book sale Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, at the library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday hours will be 1-5 p.m.

     
  •  Com to network and see Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation’s live birds at the Citizens for Conservation annual meeting March 14.

    Citizens for Conservation to hold 41st annual meeting Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Citizens for Conservation (CFC) the Barrington-based nonprofit, will hold its 41st annual meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a networking hour and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation live birds.

     
  • Barrington chamber hosts economic summit Jan 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Region Economic Summit from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 E. Northwest Highway in Barrington.

     
  • Barrington Area Library officials are considering a $5.7 million renovation of the current facility at 505 N. Northwest Highway, built in 1978, to make it more adaptable to the needs of the 21st century.

    Barrington library could get $5.7 million upgrade Jan 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Barrington Area Library officials are mulling a $5.7 million renovation to help meet what they consider to be some lingering needs following the failure of the 2008 referendum that proposed a whole new building. “The library has really become more than a place with books sitting on a shelf,” library board President Donald Minner said.

     
  •  Through Sunday, Nov. 20, collection bins will be provided at the front of Honquest Furniture for Living, 1455 S. Barrington Road, Barrington, for nonperishable food donations to benefit the Palatine Township food pantry.

    Furniture store food drive for Palatine Twp. pantry Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Because they believe it’s important for everyone to have a delicious, nutritious Thanksgiving dinner, the staff at Honquest Furniture for Living is sponsoring a holiday food drive. Nonperishable foods collected will be delivered to the Township of Palatine Food Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving.

     
  • Gaffney town hall tour: Oct 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Representative Kent Gaffney, R-Lake Barrington, has announced a Town Hall Tour in communities across the 52nd Legislative District.

     
  • Local writers to read at Barrington library cafe Sep 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    Local writers will read their original poems, stories and memoirs from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington.

     
  • The new Barrington Library logo.

    Barrington Library logo gets a makeover Jun 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Glen Ellyn design student's design has been chosen as the new Barrington Area Library's new logo. The library approached the Harrington College of Design in Chicago for help to create a design that represents its community vision.

     
  • Gerald F. Barry

    10 join Barrington Senior Hall of Fame Jun 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    Ten Barrington-area senior citizens were inducted into the Barrington Area Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on May 18 at a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods.

     
  • Friends of the Barrington Area Library to hold sale Feb 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Friends of the Barrington Area Library will hold its February used book sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

     
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