Barney Library

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Address:
Barney Library
71 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone : 860-673-6791

Barney Library Hours:
Monday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sept. thru mid-June)
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (mid-June thru Sept)
Sunday – Closed

History
Barney Library Donors 2010

Barney History

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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.

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The Village Library remained the principal 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 effected 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.

Barney Library Donors 2010

Christine Abreu / Robert Althen / Mr. & Mrs. Paul O. Anderson / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Andreas / Dianne Antos / Ralph & Ann Arcari / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arena / Mr. & Mrs. John Bailey / Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bailey / Alma Taylor Bailey Trust Fund / Alice & Michael Baker / Bank of America Foundation / Andy Baron / Randy & Ann Barton / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bartucca / Ed & Fran Bassett / Michael Bassock & Ingunn Hekneby / Alexander Battista / Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bauer / Leslie Beal / Frances Beckerman / Alexander Bednarek / Dr. Joseph Belkin / Melvyn & Elaine Bemis / Steve & Beth Bemis / Carol H. Bennett / Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bergman / Dolores Bernard / Jill Best / Mr. & Mrs. Brewster Blackall / Margaret Bliss / Dr. G. Peter Bloom / Mr. & Mrs. Alfred O. Boettger / Deanne Born / Susan Bostic / Alexia Bouchoms / Barbara & Michael Bourque / Christine Bradley / James Brockman / Mr. & Mrs. William R. Bronson / Robyn Brooks / Donald L. Brown / Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brunoli / Mark & Diane Bruzik / Evelyn Buckley / Joe & Wendy Burke / Nausherwan Burki / / Mr. & Mrs. John Burns / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Byler / M.I. Cake / James F. Calciano & Marcie Schwartz / Kerry & Maura Callahan / Dr. Barbara Campbell / Madeline Cannon / Janice Carroll / Dr. & Mrs. John W. Cavo, Jr. / JoAnne Ceccarelli & Pat Egan / Theresa & Timothy Cecil / Joann V. Cephas / Dennis & Linda Chapron / Mr. & Mrs. Larry Cheesman / Mr. James Cherry / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cheshire / Allen Chin / James & Judith Cillizza / C. M. Clark / Michael Clark / Peggy & Bob Clark / Eileen S. Clyne / Ellen Conturso / Margaret M. Cook / Paula K. Corrao / Mr. & Mrs. Ken Coscia / Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cosentino / Thomas & Barbara Costello / Evan Cowles & Brie Quinby / Alan & Betty Coykendall / Robert Coykendall / Mary H. Crary / Brandon J. Curtis / Guy and Sheryl Cusanno / Christina Czyrko / Marie D’Occhio / Christina Dagradi / Bruce & Barbara Daigle / Jane & Jag Dalal / Michael Daly / David De Nuccio / Mr. & Mrs. Enzo DeDominicis / Mr. & Mrs. John Delaney / Nicole E. DeLong / Thomas Dembik / Edward H Deming Agency / John M. Deming / / Lucy Devin / Elizabeth Dexheimer / Hortense Dexter / Mr. & Mrs. Tad Diesel / Frances F. Dillon / Alice Dixon / John Donagher / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Donald / David Donaldson / Mary & Peter Dorpalen / Marie Dudley / Lieselotte J. Dumais / Catherine F. Eastwood / Bruce Edgren / Charlotte K. Edkin / Eleanor G. Elkins / Ray Elling / Bobbie Emery / Hope Emery / George England / Mr. & Mrs. James English / Charles & Candace Evans / Farmington Jr. Women’s Club / Farmington Rug Hookers n Rug Hookers / Farmington Police Mutual Benevolent Assoc. / Farmington Bank / Farmington Community Chest / Terry Feder & Vince Tully / Ronald Field / Stephen B. Fields / Joanne Fiorillo / Mr. & Mrs. Russell Fisher / Anne C. Fitzgerald / Edward & Margaret Flanagan / Beatrice Formaggioni / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fowler / Jerry & Ida Franklin / Friends of the Farmington Library / Chris Fuselier / Tina Gagner / Via Garafola / Mr. & Mrs. Mel Garfinkel / Pierre Genest / Jay Glasel / Joyce Godin / Iris Goldfarb / Evan Goldstein / / Mr. & Mrs. William Gombatz / Dorothy M. Gondek / Jerald B. Gooden / John Gorski / Curt Goswick / Ilyse Gottlieb / Linda Grabulis / Carol & Kenneth Graham III / Janet W. Grasso / Donald Grayson / Mr. & Mrs. John Grocki / Margaret Grocki / Michael & Jamie Grocki / William & Michelle Grocki / Charlotte Grossman / Philip J. Guglielmo / Michael & Brenda Gurski / Margo Hablutzel / Richard Hadden / James & Sandra Hamilton / Jonathan Hammer / Holger Hansen / Meredith A. Harris / Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Harrison / Hartford Foundation for Public Giving / Norma Hartley / Tom & Wendy Hatch / Kim Hawes / Aileen Hawkins / Mr. & Mrs. William Hayhurst / Marcia Herrera / Holly Holden & Company / Stuart & Holly Holden / Michael & Julie Holt / Ellen G. Howe / C. Elizabeth Hudon / William & Wendy Hudon / Sarah & Robert Huelin / Kevin & Ann Hughes / Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hunter / Phyllis Janiszewski / Teresa Janiszewski / Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jannuzzi / Barbara Javarone / Viola Jenkins / Dr. & Mrs. Loftus Jestin / Jean B. Johnson / / Jonathon Johnson / Lisa Johnson & Ted Lindquist / Margaret Johnson / Theresa Johnson / Jay & Cynthia Johnston / Robert Jones / Eric Jorgensen / Mr. & Mrs. Ray Josephson / Robert Julian / Henry & Lucille Jurgilewicz / Calvin Kaiser / Betsy M. Kaplan / Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kaufman / Pamela J. Kedderis / Christopher Kelly / Jervis D. Kester / Martin Kibbe / James & Joanne King / Judith D. King / Marjorie King / Eva G. Klinger / Barbara Knibbs / Kohitech International / Carol A. Kolp / Robert Kosher / Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kramer / Anthony Kruk, Jr. / Janis & James LaFrance / Petronella Lair / Irene Lamont / Wendy LaPierre / Vida & Malek Lashgari / Emilia Lavendier / Joanne Lawson / Dr. & Mrs. Charles Leach / Mr. & Mrs. Edward Leary / Kathleen Leary / Lesley Leganza / Lisa Legowski / Kathleen M. Lescoe / David Levin & Martha Greenwood / Barbara & Philip Levine / William Lidgerwood / Judith Lohman / The Look-Out Fund / Paulie E. Luedee / Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corp. / / Claude Lussier / Leanne Lyman-Gombatz / Cornelius Lynch / Susan & James MacArthur / Jane Maciel / William MacKay / Barry Martin / Suzanne Maryeski / Sharon Masi / Mr. & Mrs. George H. Mason / Henry & Esther Mason / Alexander Mastrobattista / Anne & Chris Mathieu / Dr. & Mrs. F. Taylor Mauck / Lloyd McCarthy, II / Ronald & Mary McKenna / Patricia & Robert McLaughlin / Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. McNamara / Teresa McTague / Dr. & Mrs. Peyton H. Mead / Paul & Cecily Mehlman / Angelo & Patricia Messina / Charles & Patricia Michet / Michael & Kay Miranda / Antonette & Jeff Molson / James & Joan Morrow / Ann Mullen / Jane & Erwin Murdock / Blaine & Tinker Murphy / Michael & Dawn Mushok / Martin & Jody Nadeau / Chris & Mary-Ellen Nelson / Mary Nevius / Ann Newbury / Richard Newell & Josephine Croal / Alan & Nancy Nickerson / June Noble / Joanne Norr / Sarah C. Norris / William B. Novoa / Edmund Noyes / David O’Leary / Dr. & Mrs. James F. O’Rourke / Michael & Tara O’Sullivan / Anne & Doug Oberg / Olabisi Olatokunbo / Mr. & Mrs. Paul Orth / / Otis Elevator / Edward & Virginia Owens / Joan Packer / Sandra Paisley / Jane Palley & Larry Young / T. David & Sherra Palmer / Daniel Pandora / David Pandora / Paneloc Corporation / Morris & Honi Papernik / Christine & William Park / Mr. & Mrs. James Parke / Mary Jane Cullum Parlow / Eleanor B. Parsons / Jean Pelletier / Denise M. Perreault / Helene Perzanowski / Esther Petersen / Emily & Thomas Pettit / Steven & Carol Pfeiffer / Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Phinney / The Piccirillo Family / Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Pickens / Regina Pilitowski / Lawrence & Christine Piwnicki / Eric & Isabel Pizzoferrato / Joan Plocharczyk / John & Peri Pogson / Frank & Cecelia Polgroszek / Roy & Susan Porter / Gordon & Francoise Pratt / Praxair, Inc. / Mr. & Mrs. Edward Preneta / Maura & Craig Raeburn / Mr. & Mrs. Gary K. Ransom / Richard Rawa / Frank & June Ray / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ray / Mr. & Mrs. William Raymond / Deidre Redden / Mr. & Mrs. Jack Reed / Mr. & Mrs. Preston T. Reed / Elenor Reid / Catherine Reider / George & Carol Reider / Trevor Reynolds / Mr. & Mrs. George W. Rheam / / Janet Robb / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Roberts / Mr. & Mrs. Paul Robotham / Mr. & Mrs. William Rock / Mr. & Mrs. John Rosati / Mr. & Mrs. Werner Rosshirt / Rotary Club of Farmington / Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rourke / Ashis & Anita Roychowdhury Claudia Ryan / Clara E. Sanford / Ramkumar Sankaran / Mr. & Mrs. Gary Santa Maria / Dorothy Santora / Glenn Santoro / Cari Sataline / Michael & Sharon Schloss / Eric W. Schold / Suzanne Schulz / Scope Construction Company / Lorraine Scotti / Darcy & James Sepa / Servpro of the Farmington Valley / Mr. & Mrs. Gene Sessamen / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Setlow / Mr. & Mrs. David Shack / Ernest Shaw / Mr. & Mrs. Jay Sheehy / Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shmurak / Louise Sienkiewicz / Mr. & Mrs. Charles Silverman / Mr. & Mrs. Don Simpson / Ruth Simpson / Arlee Smith / Mary Alice Smith / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sposato / Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Stallings / Lucinda Stanley / Mr. & Mrs. Brian Steele / Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Steele / Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Steinberg / Dr. Alan Stern & Cyndi Billian Stern / Liane Stevens / Virginia C. Stewart / Rodney G. & Dorothea S. Stieff / Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Stockwell / Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Strong / / Bonnie & Robert Sudell / Amy & Brian Suffredini / Eleanor S. Sundman / Joan Hall Sussler / Eleanor & Donald Swanson / William & Marta Sylvester / David & Nicole Tabol / John & Barbara Taussig / Gerald L. Terwilliger / Kerry & Wink Tharpe / The Chudwick Family / The Village Nursery School / Douglas C. Thompson / Alice B. Trudell / Patricia W. Underwood / Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Pierre Van Rooy / Melissa Vaughan / David Velasco / James & Eleanor Vendetti / Robert M. Villanova / Norman L. Wack / Jeremiah & Lois Wadsworth / William A. Wadsworth / Barbara J. Walczyk / Holly N. Walden / Louise Walsh / William K. & Julia Ann Walton / Joan Ware / Anne & Alden Warner/ Helen H. Warner / Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wasley / Aura B. Welch / Judith Welcome / Mark & Mary Wendell / Mr. & Mrs. Lucius Whitaker, Jr. / Joanne White / Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Wild / Amy & John Wildhack / Margaret & David / Williams / Karen Williard / Susan Winters / Debbie & Bruce Wolfert / Jean F. Wollenberg / Yvonne Wollenberg / Philip K. Wooding / Forrest J. & Sharon Wright / Yale Class of 43 / / Joseph & Marlene Zawacki / Mary M. Zawacki / Robert & Kathleen Zawacki / Karen & Raymond Ziegler