What's Happening @ BPL

Looking to stay updated on all things BPL? Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter What's Happening @ BPL! We send it on the first of the month, and it includes highlights of new reading lists, program and event highlights, and new initiatives and services.

2024 e-Newsletters

  • January 2024: Embrace 2024 with the Barrie Public Library, Family Literacy Day, Transparent Language, and Medieval January!

Past Issues

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  • December 2023: Local Author Book Market, Holiday Break Programs
  • November 2023: National Philanthropy Day, National Novel Writing Month, Repair Cafe
  • October 2023: Share the Library Love, Ontario Public Library Week, Howl-o-ween Pet Expo
  • September 2023: BPL Comic Fest, Holly 1st Birthday Celebration, Decodable Books
  • August 2023: Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, Rooftop Garden Party
  • July 2023: Summer Reading Club, Yard Games, and BPL on the GO
  • June 2023: Tennis & Pickleball kits, Audiobook Month, Spring Book Sale
  • May 2023: National Youth Week, Asian Heritage Month, Room Bookings
  • April 2023: My Own Library Card, One eRead Canada, Gardening Kits
  • March 2023: Portable Projector Kits, March Break, Seedy Saturday
  • February 2023: Black History Month, Telescope Kits, Freedom to Read Week
  • January 2023: Using your new eReader, Hottest Books of 2022, Snowshoes



  • December 2021: Kindness Month, cloudLibrary NewsStand, BPL Socks
  • November 2021: Creativebug, National Novel Writing Month, Local Author Showcase
  • October 2021: Ancestry Library, Ontario Public Library Week, Online Genealogy Fair
  • September 2021: Extended hours, BrainFuse HelpNow, Homework Resources
  • August 2021: Dragon Boat Month, Park Puzzle, Coaching Sessions
  • July 2021: Every Child Matters, Buildings Re-open, SRC and Simcoe Reads
  • June 2021: Painswick Refresh, National Indigenous History Month, Seniors' Fair