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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. 

Featured event: Youth Takeover at Peggy Hill Team Community Centre

Date: April 28, 3-7:30pm

Discover the Barrie Public Library Pop-up at the Youth Centre located in the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre on Friday, April 28 from 3-7:30PM.

  • Explore digital games, adventures, and worlds at our Virtual Reality drop-in station.
  • Learn to Draw with a local artist, be inspired by the natural world from beetles to treetops – whatever your skill, come ready to sketch.
  • Get a library card and find out about the Library of Things and how you can borrow telescopes, park passes and more!

Other exciting programs happening for Youth Week:

Puzzle and Game Swap

Saturday April 29th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Bring up to 10 puzzles, board games, & video games that you would like to share with others. Receive a ticket, which can then be used to exchange for new-to-you items.

For every item, you bring you'll get a ticket, which can then be used to exchange for new-to-you items. Swap Rules: no library items, no missing pieces, no heavily scratched discs, no damaged or moldy items.  Maximum 10 items per person. Open to all ages!

Items can be dropped off two days before at the Downtown Library's main service desk with staff during library hours.

Chess Tournament

Sunday April 30th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for our very first fun chess tournament. Match wits against your opponent and see where you score against other players.

Harry Potter Trivia 

Monday, May 01 2023, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Calling all Witches, Wizards, Muggles, and Non-Maj. Come ready to be part of a team and take on the competition. 

How well do you know Harry Potter? Test your knowledge in this fun & friendly trivia competition. 

Teen Coffee House

Wednesday, May 03 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Show us your stuff during our Open Mic session, then sit back and listen to the stories and sounds of the other performers.

Take the stage and get experience performing for a live audience! Performers in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to sign up at 5:45 pm, first come, first served.

 Star Wars Trivia

Thursday, May 04 2023, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

May the 4th be with you! Join us for a casual fun filled evening of Star Wars Trivia. Come ready to be part of a team and take on the competition.

How well do you know Star Wars? Test your knowledge in this fun & friendly trivia competition. Plus see if you can solve our Scavenger Hunt!



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