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Friends of Barclay Library


Who We Are

The Friends of Barclay Library is organized and dedicated to assisting the library in it's mission to provide the best possible programs and services to the community. The Friends group supports the library through the annual Book and Bake Sale, Christmas Cookie Walk and other fundraising activities.   

New members are always welcome!

Please consider joining us in support of Barclay Library!



New members are accepted at any time!


$5 Individual

$10 Family

$25 Business

Membership renewals are encouraged in February of each year.

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The Friends meet at Barclay Public Library quarterly on the fourth Monday in February, April, August and October at 6:30 pm. 
Meeting attendance is not a membership requirement, although your support in planning events and activities is appreciated. 

Please consider joining us in supporting our wonderful library!


Friends of Barclay Library Planning


Each year the Friends of Barclay Library holds a series of fundraising events in order to aid the library in providing programs and “extras” for its patrons.  The Friends also sponsors some events that engage the community while providing publicity for our group and the library.  

2017 Calendar of Events and Activities


    27th - Meeting 6:30 PM

     Library Lover’s Month – dues of $5.00 per person/$10 per family are due at
     this time.  Business memberships are also available at $25.00.  Your
     participation and support is greatly appreciated…less than 5% of the Friends
     income comes from dues. 


15th - Shopping day for the Easter Egg Hunt. Meet at Barclay Library by 11 AM


8th - Community Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 PM, at Illini Park.
Volunteers and donations are welcome! We will need about 10 volunteers. Meet in Illini Park pavilion at 12:30 PM

24th - Meeting 6:30 pm

27th - Set up for the Book and Bake Sale. Volunteers meet at library 9 AM 

28th & 29th - Book & Bake Sale, Book donations accepted the week prior to the sale.  Need baked goods and volunteers to help set up and on sale day.  A volunteer sheet will be at the library service desk beginning April 1st.  This weekend is also the Community Rummage Sales, co-sponsored by the Friends and the Library, who collect a $3 fee per sale to cover costs associated with publicity and creating maps.


     28th - Meeting 6:30 PM. Plan Fall Rummage Sale


    TBA - Fall Rummage Sale 


     23rd - Meeting 6:30 PM. Plan Cookie Walk


     2nd- Christmas Cookie Walk, 9:00am-Noon, Cookie bakers and volunteers are
     needed to set up December 1st and work the sale.

Thanks to everyone for your support of the Friends of Barclay Library throughout the year!

Contact the Friends of Barclay Library through email at barclayfriends@yahoo.com