Library News

Library News

COVID Update: January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

Both Barrie Public Library locations remain open to browse our collections, access computers and printers, and to book spaces for studying and working. You can also print your vaccination receipt for free at either location (lamination services are not available). We do NOT have rapid tests available for distribution. 

Happy World Braille Day!

January 4, 2022

What is World Braille Day? We celebrate World Braille Day every year on January 4th because it’s Louis Braille’s birthday. He’s the inventor of braille! Louis was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood...

Celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27!

January 3, 2022

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other...

COVID-19 Update: December 23, 2021

December 23, 2021

Please note that with the rise in COVID-19 case numbers, our in-person programming has all been modified and will now be held as online Zoom programs.  The Barrie Public Library does not have COVID-19 test kits to distribute to the public...