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Barker Public Library Policies

Mission Statement

To inspire, empower, educate and support our community.

Vision Statement

To provide free and equal access to varied resources while celebrating creativity and promoting a vibrant community.


The Barker Free Library was established in March of 1938.

The  Board of Trustees (hereafter designated as the “Board”) of The Barker Public Library, a corporation created under a charter granted under Section 253 of the New York State Education Law by the Board of Regents (or Secretary of State) of the State of New York, dated, April 29, 2014, shall be governed by the laws of New York State, the regulations of the Commissioner of Education and by the following bylaws.

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"Your Library is your paradise" 

-Desiderius Erasmus

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