We Are Open!

The Barker Library would like to welcome our patrons back to the Library!

The Library building is now open to the public with new hours!





Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday & Thursday – 2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Please call us with any questions you may have @ 716-672-8051.


Leaving Our Fingerprints

  A People’s History of COVID-19

“Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.” (quote from survey)

Please click here to contribute to this exciting effort to preserve the history of this challenging period in our history.

Fall Storytime on Zoom!


Join us for our next  session of virtual storytime on ZOOM!     

We’ll read stories together on the following mornings at 10:30 am:

  • Monday, November 2nd
  • Monday, November 9th
  • Friday, November 13th
  • Monday, November 16th
  • Friday, November 20th
  • AND Friday, November 23rd

And we’ll still be doing crafts together!

Craft Supply bags will be available for pickup at the Library by Monday, November, 2nd to go along with instructional videos posted on the Library’s Facebook page on Wednesdays, November 4th, 18th and 25th*

*Craft supply bags available while supplies last!

All programs are FREE of charge. All children welcome.

To register, please send an email including child’s name and a phone number to childrenslibrarian@barkerlibrary.org.

Learn, Play, Tour!

With the change in the weather we all need a plan! You can be safe and still have fun! Put on your mask along with your coat and hat and enjoy the outdoors throughout the winter. 

New ideas will be posted regularly so check back!

Winter is Coming! Along with it there will still  be outdoor activities to enjoy. For a list of local upcoming festivals and events click here.

Explore all the happenings in the Chautauqua County/Lake Erie region.

Looking a master guide to holiday happenings and other activities in the Buffalo area for children and families? Check out Kidsoutandabout.com

Chautauqua Institution grounds are currently open to the public and no pass is required. For hours and additional information click here.