Library News

Library News

Kindness Month at Barrie Public Library

November 29, 2021

December is Kindness month and BPL is launching a public program to talk about, encourage and spread acts of kindness, hope and generosity throughout Simcoe County...

Flipster Subscription Ends December 31st

November 25, 2021

Due to enhanced options for e-magazines, BPL's access to Flipster will cease at the end of 2021.

To access thousands of e-magazines and newspapers on a wide range of topics, check out cloudLibrary NewsStand and PressReader! You’ll be amazed with their excellent selections!

cloudLibrary NewsStand

Browse and read thousands of full-colour e-magazines and newspapers covering a variety of topics and interests. Titles are available from many countries and in a host of languages!

Note: cloudLibrary NewsStand continues to add high-demand titles to its collection. Now you can access Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fairy and Wired!


PressReader brings you newspapers and magazines from around the world. Latest Toronto Star? We have that. Current Fashion and Lifestyle? That too. Up to date Food, Gaming and Gardening magazines? You guessed it.

Happy National Philanthropy Day

November 15, 2021

The Barrie Public Library is honoured to recognize and celebrate November 15th as National Philanthropy Day!

Treaties Recognition Week

November 1, 2021

In 2016, Ontario passed the first legislation of its kind in Canada declaring the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. This year Treaties Recognition Week is November 1-7, 2021. This annual event honours the importance of treaties and...

Local Author Showcase

October 29, 2021

Are you interested in supporting local writers? Why not find your next great read through our Local Author Showcase...