Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Barrett Paradise Friendly Library is located at the intersection of Route 390 and Sand Spring Drive in Cresco.
Our Mission: To support life-long learning by providing residents, businesses and visitors with free, convenient access to ideas and information.
- Current best-selling fiction and non-fiction books
- DVDs and children's DVDs
- Books on tape, CD and soon, ebooks
- Subscriptions to 150 magazines and newspapers
- Hundreds of large-print books
- Many books about our area: history, geology, hikes, parks, flora & fauna
- Regular children's story hours include stories, a craft and a snack
- Summer reading events and programs for children and teens
- "Hunger Games Night" at the library for teens
- All-county "Library Lock-In" for teens at Eastern Monroe Public Library- an all-night party with games, skits, movies books, and of course, pizza.
- Free cable Internet access on 17 library computer stations and WIFI
- Office computer programs such as PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, and Excel
- Free classes in computer programs, basic computer, and using the Internet
- Book club discussion groups, Needlework Club, Shakespeare Club and other special-interest groups ,
- Year 'round art shows in the Weiler Family Community Room
- Movies, programs, game nights, lectures, concerts, musical and dramatic evenings for adults, children and families
- Inter Library Loan provides materials not in our collection
- Home and office access to the library's catalog on-line
- Download audio e-books at the library, and from home or office.
- Chess Club - For Adults and Children - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Instruction will be offered for beginners. Children and adults are welcome. Children must be 8 years or older, exceptions based on ability. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your chess board!