Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just a reminder that the library will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of the holiday.

The Victorian Dazzle Festival presents...

A 90-minute audio-visual lecture covering every aspect of the Tarot's development and use.
Darwin R. Barker Library
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11am - 12:30pm
Come join us!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Due to children's summer programming, regular storytime hours will end on Friday, June 24, 2011. Summer storytime will be held on Fridays at 10am from July 15, 2011 through Labor Day.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Buffalo

The Barker Library Book Club is currently reading The Great Gatsby. Did you know that author F. Scott Fitzgerald spent much of his childhood in Buffalo, New York? Check out this website, Buffalo as an Architectural Museum, to find out more.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Children's Summer Programs Announced

Preschool children through teens are invited to take part in Barker Library's summer reading programs. All programs begin on July 11th and end on August 12th. All programs are free of charge. Pre-registration is necessary for Bookaroos ONLY. To register, please stop by or call the Circulation Desk (716)672-8051.


Fridays, 10-10:30am

Stories, films and music for the littlest ones.


Monday OR Thursday, 10-11am

Stories and crafts for kids going into Pre-K through 2nd grade. Pre-registration is necessary.


Thursday 11am-12:30pm

A board game based on Alice in Wonderland. Children in Pre-K through 2nd grade can earn prizes for telling the librarian about books they have read or had read to them.


Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-12:30pm

Players in 3rd through 5th grade may earn "Bookbucks" by reading books from the Children's Room and playing a board game. "Bookbucks" may be spent in the Library Store.

Older players, 6th through 8th grade, may also play Bookopoly using the Adult sections of the library.