We invite you to read the Library's latest annual report, covering the fiscal year of July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022. 

We are particularly honored to present highlights from a conversation between lifelong resident Jack Lageschulte (pictured on the left) and our Executive Director, Vicki Rakowski. We were deeply saddened by the news that Jack had passed away in November of 2022. He had received his Barrington Area Library card more than 80 years ago, and was still making good use of it, digitizing the family's VHS tapes and attending Second Fridays performances with his wife, Marilyn. You'll be inspired by the legacy of service and positive influence Jack and his extended family have left to the Barrington area.

The annual report also features three additional "power users" and their unique stories about what the Library means to them, and great news about how Library attendance and circulation are on the rise.

Speaking of great news: the Library was once again named a four star Library in an annual survey by Library Journal. Read all about this important national recognition.