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June is often acknowledged throughout Canada as the month to celebrate the contributions and history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Join us at BPL as we celebrate Pride throughout the month with a variety of programs for adults and children. If you're looking to learn more, we've compiled some resources to help.


Check out these reading lists featuring content by and about members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community for adults, teens, and children.


BPL Programs

Missed this chat the first time around? Join us for the recorded version, and watch author Tanya Boteju discuss her newest book, Bruised, talk about her writing process, and answer questions from the audience.

Every Sunday, BPL staff share their selections featuring stories by and about 2SLGBTQ+ authors and illustrators.

  • Community Voices: Dee Dee Venti *Update Coming Soon*

Join us as we chat with local Drag performer Dee Dee Venti, and learn more about all the hard work that goes into this craft.

Tune in as staff chat with Gerry Croteau, Executive Director at The Gilbert Centre staff at The Gilbert Centre. Learn more about our neighbours, listen to their stories, and celebrate the diversity of Simcoe county.

Join us every Friday in June for special selections from the National Film Board of Canada and learn more about the 2SLGBTQ+ community from directors and creators.

We're celebrating Pride Month with our Drag Queen Storytime. We're excited to have Justine join us. Justine will read some fun stories and sing some songs, it's sure to be an entertaining morning!

Join Sara as she recommends a handful of books from our LGBTQ+ featured collection! Perfect book selections to celebrate Pride all month long!

Pride Positive Places

Barrie Public Library is proud to be a Pride Positive Place. As a community organization, we are dedicated to providing an inclusive space for all, and upholding anti-discrimination policies. 





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