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The Youth Services department is located on the first floor of the Barrington Area Library. Contact us - we're happy to help!

The Library is open for all regular in-person hoursVisit our web site to learn about available services and other important details. By order of Lake County, all visitors ages two and up, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while in the Library. We continue to offer a wide variety of outdoor programs, online story times, Take And Make Kits, and other surprises - watch the Events Calendar!


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Books About the Refugee Experience

Thousands of refugees have entered America in the wake of the Afghanistan takeover by Taliban forces, with 500 people likely to settle in Illinois. These big numbers and far-off places and situations are hard to understand (often, for adults as well as children!) without the empathy-building stories behind the statistics and news headlines. These books for children of all ages help bring refugee experiences - from all over the world - to light and life.

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Youth Services Librarian Allison Parker