Our Mission Statement
Library is a tax-supported library serving residents of
the Warrensburg-Latham School District and Harristown
Township. The library is located at 220 South Main Street
in Warrensburg, IL. 62573. The phone number is
217-672-3621; the fax number is 217-672-8404. The library
provides the following services:
A Brief History...
|Barclay Library was
founded in Warrensburg in 1942 by Mrs. Pyrle Barclay who
began the library in her home, loaning her own books to
her friends and neighbors. The library became tax
supported in 1945 when the residents of Illini Township
passed a referendum to establish a library. The first
year's budget was $1,000. The library had several
"homes" for the next 30 years until a
referendum was passed in 1978 to construct a permanent
facility. In 1988 the township library became a library
district and expanded its boundaries to include
Warrensburg-Latham School District. In 1995 voters
approved another building bond referendum to expand the
1979 building which was rapidly becoming to small.
The library celebrated its 55th Anniversary with an Open House on Sunday June 4th, at which time plans for a Commemorative Walkway and patio area were unveiled. To find out how you can preserve your place in the library's history by buying a brick, call the library at 217-672-3621.
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