Library News

Library News

Wondering what to read next? Get inspiration from SelectReads

September 11, 2019

With so many great options sometimes it's hard to know what to read next! Keep up with the latest releases and your favorite authors with SelectReads. Sign up for monthly newsletters that will keep you up-to-date on your favourite genres or authors, including new releases, get staff recommendations and more.

Introducing cloudLibrary: over 120,000 e-books and e-audiobooks for adults, children and teens

August 13, 2019

Beginning this fall, our e-book and e-audiobook collection is moving from OverDrive and Libby to cloudLibrary. CloudLibrary provides access to the collections of over 20 libraries in Ontario, and increases our e-book & e-audiobook collection from approximately 32,000 titles in OverDrive to over 120,000 titles for adults, children, and teens in cloudLibrary.

Library Memberships extended to more people free of charge!

May 31, 2019

Getting a library card is easy and can save you thousands of dollars a year. It allows you to borrow books, movies, musical instruments and TV shows for free, as well as access online learning and use our Digital Library. We’re expanding memberships at no charge to students enrolled in all Barrie schools and individuals who work in Barrie.

Registration open for Teen Escape Rooms

May 27, 2019

Registration is open for our Detective Pikachu and Legeld of Zelda Escape Rooms this summer! Register in person, by phone or by email (online registration not available). Ages 10-16.