Barrington Area Library Main 1

Did you know this week is National Library Week? Come join me every day this week as I showcase some of our favorite libraries in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Roundup of our favorite libraries in the northwest suburbs of Chicago

Day 1: Algonquin Area Public Library

Day 2: Schaumburg Township District Library

Day 3: Elk Grove Village Library

Day 4: Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Day 5: Gail Borden Public Library

Day 6: Barrington Area Library

Of all the libraries that we visited, we loved, loved, LOVED this library. The kids spent three hours here and could have stayed longer. This newly renovated library is so much fun. I guarantee you’ll love it!

Nitty Gritty:

Barrington Area Library Building

Location: 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington
Hours: m-f: 9am-9pm sat: 9am-5pm, sun: 1pm-5pm
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot

Why Kids Will Love the Children’s Area at Barrington Area Public Library:

  • Get wowed as the awesome architecture greets you when you walk in

Barrington Area Library Entrance

  •  Totally diggin’ the lite brite wall

Barrington Area Library Lite Brite Wall

  • Fun large floor blocks

Barrington Area Library Building Blocks

  • We’ve seen LEGO tables but how about a LEGO table inside a LEGO room where all the walls are made of flat LEGO boards?

Barrington Area Library LEGO Room

  • Imaginative play encouraged with a bakery and deli, fruit and vegetable stand, and construction table

Barrington Area Library Bakery Deli

  • Educational play toys everywhere we turn!

Barrington Area Library Fun Wall

  • Letting the creative juices flowing at the magnetic chalkboard wall

Barrington Area Library Chalkboard Magnetic Wall

  •  6 sets of educational iPads

Barrington Area Library iPads


  • And the main highlight – a slide with a puppet theatre underneath. Yes, I said a SLIDE!

Barrington Area Library Slide

We wish:

  • ..we wouldn’t change a thing! A great fun space, although I can see how crowded it can get.

Tips to enjoy the Barrington Area Public Library:

  • The park is located across the street. Perfect time to picnic it up!

Bottom Line:

The play area at the Barrington Area Public Library rocks! You’ll feel as if you’ve walked into a children’s museum but without the hefty price tag. Such a great place for the entire community. Do yourself a favor and check it out yourself.

Have you been to Barrington Area Public Library?