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National Youth Week is May 1 – 7! We are dedicated to celebrating youth and their active participation in their community. This could be drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, volunteering, and more. 

Join us for a whole week of fun! Take a look below to see the programs BPL has to offer. 

Teen Open Mic Night

Wednesday May 1st, 6:00 – 8:00pm 

Show us your stuff during our Open Mic session, then sit back and listen to the stories and sounds of other performers. Take the stage and get experience performing for a live audience! Sign up at 5:45pm, first come first served.  

Free Youth Takeover @ Lampman Lane Community Centre

Friday, May 3, 4:00 – 7:30pm 

BPL will be attending the Youth Takeover at Lampman Lane Community Centre, hosted in partnership with the City of Barrie and Barrie Police Services. Join us for all sorts of fun, including inflatables, drop-in gym, youth resources, sensory spaces & more.

Other exciting programs happening for Youth Week:

Games and Puzzle Afternoon

Saturday May 4th, 2:00 – 4:00pm 

Meet up at the Holly branch for an afternoon of gaming and puzzling fun! Drop by for a weekend afternoon get-together. Grab a table, a puzzle, or try a new board game! 

Game On! Nintendo Switch

Sunday May 5th, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Drop in and play Switch games with friends! Sign up for a time slot when you arrive and game at the library! Watch others, play with friends. Limited playing time. First come, first served.   

FREE First Aid and CPR-C for Youth Ages 14-16

FREE First Aid and CPR-C certificate training opportunity

When: Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Lampman Lane Community Centre – Activity Room
Cost: FREE
To register please click this link:

Check out our Teen Book Lists:

For all these Teen lists and more, visit our catalogue

Coming Soon:

Barrie Public Library's 'Shifting Gears Cycle Club' begins Wednesday, May 15th. Join us each week to learn about bike safety and fixing bikes. Then, we'll discuss using these practical skills in other areas of your life. At the end of the 6-week program, you take home the bike!Spaces are limited so register now!  


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