Library Visits

Request an in-person or online class visit or invite us to attend your school event! 

Explore the resources students can borrow with a library card and gain access to databases and topic guides that will support academic and leisure learning. Open a world of possibility to your students as they develop basic search skills in a online, interactive, program designed for the grade level of your class. Select one of our visit focus areas and use the online booking request form to schedule your FREE visit.

Our library outreach team can also attend your school community events, complete the form below and we will contact you within a few days to confirm the details.

Visit Focus Areas

Outdoor School Classroom

You’re invited to book a fun-filled 30 minute library discovery session in your outdoor classroom. Let us capture the attention of your primary students with fun activities and stories. We are available for single or multiple outdoor classroom visits and ready to equip your students with library cards for learning.

Elementary Students – Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Explore Your Library

Open a world of possibilities, learn about all the interesting items you can borrow with a Barrie Public Library Card. Teachers, provide us with your unit of study and we will feature resources from our collection. Students will enjoy an overview of our Library resources. 

Elementary Students – Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Duration: 30 minutes in-person or via online platform 

Tinker Lab - 3D Printing

Come design, experiment, and create at the Tinker Lab! Learn the basics of digital design for physical objects in a group presentation, and together select an item to be 3D printed for display in your classroom. Discover all the interesting items students can borrow with a Barrie Public Library Card. library card application forms can be completed and returned to the library prior to visit to ensure cards are prepared in advance. Bonus: all participating students will receive a 3D Printer Coupon for a free print on their return visit to the Tinker Lab!
Elementary Students – Grades 6+
Duration: 1 hour

School Database Instruction

Teach your students research skills. Let our knowledgeable and dedicated staff show you our databases, how to find reliable research and more. These sessions can be customized to your class assignment.

Recommended for Intermediate and Secondary Students (Grades 7-12)

Battle of the Books Visit

If you have a team for Battle of the Books and are interested in having our staff come to create excitement about the program through games and activities, fill out the form below. Staff will also run through sample questions that may be a part of the semi final battles.

School Community Visit

This is an onsite visit for any School BBQ, Welcome to Kindergarten's, Parent Teacher Nights and more. This presentation provides your school community with an over-arching discussion of the value having a Barrie Public Library card can bring to your families. 


Library Visit Request Form
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