Mission: To help our public library: promote literacy, public access to information, adult education, and to enhance cultural resources and the sense of community in the barrington area.
Programs: Pormote reading by redistributing books at bargain prices through book sales and donating unsold books to other charitable organizations. Proceeds go to fund public library improvements. This is done through many hours of volunteer labor. A portion of program service expenses listed in item ii could be attributed to this but any such allocation would be subjective(the expenses of this organization are very modest and are mostly general overhead thus not easily allocated to specific programs).
barrington area library(bal) patrons and the taxpayers in library district benefit from enhanced facilities and expanded services funded by grants from friends of bal. Fobal again funded the summer reading program, purchased high capacity color copier fro library's office use.