BPL on the GO

Have you seen us around town? Our BPL on the GO van and e-trike are out in our community coming to YOU!

This summer, you’ll find us in parks, at the beach, the Barrie Farmer’s Market, Open Air Dunlop, and more. When you see our van and trike, head on over for amazing activities, to grab an early reader, or get signed up for a library card.

Visit our Events Calendar for all the details on the programs below. 

Coupe Park Discovery Series

Mondays, July 3 – August 14, 10am-12pm
Coupe Park (beside Downtown Library)

Library staff are on the loose in the John Edwin Coupe Park beside the Downtown library. Join us each week to meet some special guests, listen to stories, and join in fun activities! 

  • July 3 – Lambs
  • July 10 – COPE Service Dogs
  • July 17 – Pollinators
  • July 24 – Chicks, Chickens & Rabbits
  • July 31 – Obstacle Course
  • August 14 – No Dragons for Tea Party

Learn more about our Coupe Park Discovery Series.

Storytime Specials

Tuesdays, July 4 – August 22, 10am-12pm
Lampman Lane Park

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 16, 10-11am
Peggy Hill Team Community Centre Park

Join us live for storytime, then stay and join us for some fun activities. 

Learn more about our Storytime Specials.

Fun Fridays @ The Beach

Fridays, 10am-12pm

Join us each week for games and activities. You can even get a library card and join our Summer Reading Club!

  • July 7 – Minet's Point Beach
  • July 14 - Johnson's Beach
  • July 21 – Centennial Beach (Swim Safe Storytime)
  • July 28 – Johnson’s Beach
  • August 4 - Minet's Point Beach (Sandy Shores Cafe)  
  • August 11 – Centennial Beach
  • Aug. 25 – Centennial Beach (Sandy Shores Cafe)

Learn more about Fun Fridays @ The Beach.

Nature Play Days with City of Barrie

Tuesdays, July 18 - August 22, 1-3pm (except Aug. 15)
Sunnidale Park

 Join us in the park with the City of Barrie for some nature play. Learn more about the city's Nature Play Days.