Barrett Friendly Library, serving an area of 6,600 residents, has a collection of 21,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 750 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,260 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 2 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $36,000. Patrons make 24,000 visits annually, and check out materials 52,000 times. Twenty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.