Library News

Library News

Your ability to access eBooks is in jeopardy

October 11, 2019

The Barrie Public Library is committed to providing access to all kinds of books, ideas, information and resources. Our goal is to connect you with titles you want to read – whether it’s in print, eBook or audiobook format. Recently, Macmillan Publishing, one of the large multinational publishers, announced a change that will have a direct impact on your ability to access popular eBooks, and I want to share information about this change with you. 

Learn how to research your family history at our first Genealogy Fair

October 4, 2019

Learn about your family history at our first Genealogy Fair on Saturday, October 26 from 10am-4pm at our Downtown Branch! This event will include presentations from historical specialists across various disciplines, and an expo with regional authors and archivists ready to assist the novice and advanced family history researcher.

Raise Your Voice: Get Informed and Get Involved!

September 27, 2019

The federal election is taking place on October 21. We're proud supporters of the democratic process, defenders of freedom of expression and providers of high-quality of information in an era of misinformation. This fall, participate in civic life and raise your voice!

Culture Days Celebrations: September 28 & 29

September 24, 2019

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture, inviting the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes. Join us on September 28 and 29 to experience dance, art, authors, jewellery making, stories, travel and culture.