Write your own story and win a Chromebook!

Have you started your story yet, all entries are due July 24. We will be announcing the winners of the story challenge August 3. The selected winner in each category, elementary and middle school, will receive an Acer Chromebook 315 15.6” Laptop Computer. CHALLENGE: We are challenging your elementary and middle school children to get […]

Once Upon a Time . . . at Barron Library

LaBelle – Just because your children cannot come to the library for the summer programming, does not mean we have forgotten them. To participate in everything, please follow Barron Library on Facebook, and join the Facebook private group as well. The private group will link you to Page Turner Adventures Virtual Summer Program. Here is […]

Librarian provides Live Storytime

LaBelle – Though the Barron Library is currently closed to the public, our beloved Barron Library Director, Karen Hildebrand, has been providing Storytime every week. Despite the closure put in place in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Hildebrand has been reading stories Live on the Barron Library’s Facebook page, as a replacement for […]

Pay it Forward

Participants in the Barron Library summer reading program painted rocks that will be used by Captain Christopher Robin, of Little Toot, as a pay it forward from LaBelle. The first rock was handed to the operator at Franklin Locks.

Time Travel along the Caloosahatchee River

The Caloosahatchee River is a magical place filled with fossils from camels, horses, bison, bobcats, alligators, turtles, sharks, manatees, fish, and even elephant-like mammoths and mastodons! LaBelle Fossil Camp is a fun and unique science-based adventure camp, where 8-14 year olds get hands-on experience hunting for and identifying those fossils. At the week long day-camp, […]

Inspiring LaBelle – Director of the Barron Library, Karen Hildebrand

The Barron Library is a place where individuals can gather to imagine, explore, and maybe most importantly interact. In the words of Robert Putnam, “People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there.” In the age of Google, the soothing feel of paper, the glorious smell of old […]

Little Toot is coming to LaBelle at six knots on Nov 16

After living and working as an artist in the hustle and bustle of New York for 20 years, Christopher Robin Obetz decided it was time to slow things down. And he found the perfect companion to accompany him on his new adventure in LaBelle. “My parents are getting older and I wanted to create a […]

Etsy Could Be For You!

Do you ever wish you had a little bit more spending money? Do you have a talent for creating unique products but don’t know how to go about selling them? Are you a crafter or artist wanting to set up an online business? Barron Library is offering an informational class on setting up your own […]

Area middle school students showcase art work

On Thursday, December 7, the LaBelle Middle and West Glades Elementary Schools teamed up to showcase their middle school aged art students art work in an Art Show Open House at the Barron Library in LaBelle. Mrs. Caldwell and Miss Schauer’s students art was all of a monochromatic wintry theme and there were light refreshments […]

‘Out of My Hands’ Magic and Juggling at Barron Library

Barron Library kicks off their summer activities with “Out of My Hands”, presented by Gerard Tricarico, who is both a performer and instructor. The performance on Saturday, June 4, will include interactive juggling and illusion, light and laser effects, in a high-energy, innovative show that is sure to delight all ages.  The show will begin […]