Barney Library

Location Details

Address:
71 Main St.
Farmington, CT 06032

Phone:
860-673-6791

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 

Barney Staff Picks

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Storytime Fun!

10:00am - 10:30am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Barney Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2-8.    Registration required.  Come to Barney Library for a fun Saturday storytime and craft. Wear your costume!  We will read some fun and spooky Halloween books and make a non-mes...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Storytime Fun!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Barney Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Barney Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Ages 2-8.    Registration required.  Come to Barney Library for a fun Saturday storytime and craft. Wear your costume!  We will read some fun and spooky Halloween books and make a non-mes...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Crafternoon with Creativebug

All Day
Barney Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Spend the afternoon making a project with Creativebug!  Craft kits will be available for pick up at the Barney Library beginning the day of the program and will be left out for you to pick up the rest of the week. When you are ready to try ou...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers Zoom Dance Party

9:30am - 10:00am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Come Move and Groove with Miss Amy - let's have a virtual party!  We will read a favorite book and do some dancing! Tell your grown-ups to put on their dancing shoes and be ready to move and groove!  Register to receive the Zoom invit...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers Zoom Dance Party

9:30am - 10:00am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Come Move and Groove with Miss Amy - let's have a virtual party!  We will read a favorite book and do some dancing! Tell your grown-ups to put on their dancing shoes and be ready to move and groove!  Register to receive the Zoom invit...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tellabration!!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barney Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:
Farmington Library and Barney Library Presents Tellabration!  A Celebration of the Oral Tradition A Live Zoom Story Time   Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that's no Tall Tale! It's a storytelling phenomenon, ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate November

10:00am - 10:30am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Barney Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 2 - 4. Celebrate the season!  Come for a special story time and craft. Sing and dance, be prepared to get messy!

PLEASE REGISTER

Celebrate the Month! Join Miss Amy for a special outdoor storytime and a craft!  Registration required. Ages 2-5 Space is limited due to small class size. Please register for only one class either 10am or 11am. If you have more then one ch...

History

D. Newton Barney gave The Village Library to the people of Farmington, as a memorial to Sarah Brandegee Barney, his mother. A portrait of D. Newton Barney, by Rogert Brandegee, can be viewed in the main reading room along with Sarah Brandegee Barney and other notable Farmingtonians.The building was designed in the Greek revival style by Stephen Brainerd Lawrence in 1917. A plaque in memory of Mr. Lawrence is located in the library’s front hall.

The Village Library remained the principal town Library until the Farmington Library was commissioned in 1983. This new modern 52,000 square foot building consolidated Farmington and Unionville libraries into one Farmington Library.

The Village library was renovated three times: The Children’s wing in 1959 and again, in 1983, after being closed a year, the library reopened as the renovated Village Branch Library. In 1999, the Village Library was renamed, Barney Library, in thanksgiving to William and Harriet Barney Lidgerwood and the Barney Family for their largesse. They have served Farmington quietly, effectively and with great generosity giving of their time, talent and treasure to support and sustain that which makes Farmington unique. The latest modifications were affected between 2008 and 2009 and reopened as Barney Library on December 1, 2009. The following lists the people who together supported the renovations and additions project with $1,000,000, which in conjunction with a $1,000,000 State Grant and $1,000,000 Town referendum provided for the magnificent building and destination place standing at 71 Main Street.