Library News

Library News

BPL Online Genealogy Fair

October 1, 2020

Interested in your family history and ready to move beyond what you can learn from your relativesMeet the experts at the Barrie Public Library Online Genealogy FairThis 2-day virtual event invites curious beginners and experienced genealogists to explore a wide range of topics and research areas. Discover how DNA can provide clues to uncover your ancestors and their forgotten stories of land and life.  

Join us Friday evening, October 23 and throughout the day on Saturday October 24, with Zoom conference sessions and video presentations. The virtual Genealogy Fair will feature expert speakers and highlight relevant topics and Library resources. Bring your research questions and get answers during our Q & A online sessions. Registration for the BPL Online Genealogical Fair is now open, review our schedule and plan a weekend of learning from the comfort of your home.  


Simcoe Reads Champion Crowned

September 30, 2020

Five Simcoe County libraries squared off against each other this summer through Simcoe Reads. The live debate took place on September 29 on Rogers TV with five champions duking it out in this cover-to-cover competition. One was crowned the winner! 

Free to Browse, Borrow and Return

August 17, 2020

The Barrie Public Library looks forward to welcoming everyone back for in-person visits at their locations. Library spaces and services have been updated to support the health, safety and comfort of all visitors.