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We are very happy our library materials are helping you through these challenging times, but some of them have been gone a really, REALLY, long time. Please bring them back to the library so other patrons may enjoy them.
Remember, you won't be charged overdue fines at this time, but items out over 60 days are automatically marked "lost" in our database. Depending on the number of items out, your library card may be blocked until they are returned or replacement costs are paid.
But we would much rather have the materials back than charge you to replace them. Just return materials to the book drop outside the library. If you need help getting to the library to return items, let us know.
The Friends of the Barneveld Library presented Barneveld Community Café with $400 on behalf of the 2020 Community Reading Challenge. The 20 participants read 423 books on their way to a goal of 1,253, one book for every Barneveld resident. The more books read, the greater the award to a local non-profit organization. Cliff and Yvonne Hooks manage the Community Cafe which offers home-made meals free of charge in addition to operating as a food distribution center. The generosity and true community spirit of the Hooks made them ideal recipients. Yvonne stated that she has plans to use the award toward the purchase of beef and chicken for next week’s distribution.
Pictured from Left to Right: Shari Sailing, Library Director; Yvonne Hooks, Cliff Hooks; Judy Straus, Friends of the Library President.
The schedule you see above will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. It adds Friday morning hours, as well as at-risk patron hours Monday through Friday. Please note that the library will be closing at 6:00 p.m. on
Monday - Thursday.
With the start of another school year, we are happy to welcome our young people back to the library in the afternoon! Parents and Guardians, please make sure that you discuss the safe behavior policy with your children (see the sidebar to the right for the link) in addition to the procedures below.
In the Library
The Library is open to the public Monday and Wednesday evenings from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings by appointment only. Please schedule appointments 24 hours in advance by calling 608-924-3711.
In light of the pandemic, our Board of Trustees has approved a Safe Behavior Policy. Please click on the red button below to read and review this policy before coming to the library. You may also download the policy at the bottom of this page.
Reserved items may be picked up during our open hours or set outside for curbside pick-up by scheduling a time during the hours below.
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m