Barrie Public Library

Site: Painswick Branch - 48 Dean Ave

Service: Barrie Public Library

Description (Service) Provides informational, recreational and cultural resources for all ages 
Resources/Services include: 
* books, magazines, compact discs, newspapers, DVDs, Electronic books, downloadable magazines and movies 
* online databases on many topics available through the library website and from computers within the library 
* multilingual materials  
* computers with Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint) and internet access for public use (including wireless) 
* group study room and a silent study room 
* community meeting room available for rental (see separate record) 
* Talking Book Service, Large Print Book Collection and CELA materials available to library users who, due to a visual, physical, or learning disability, cannot use conventional print materials 
* library newsletter, available through the website in a version for the visually impaired 
* specialized unit which magnifies print material for the visually impaired 
* Visiting Library Service for individuals who cannot visit the library in person  
Programs include: 
* programs for children and teens including children's storytime programs, Teen Writers Group and Summer Reading Programs 
* programs for adults including internet and email workshops, workshops to introduce specialized online resources, as well as information sessions on many topics from health to travel to business 
* book clubs for adults, teens and children are offered September-June 
* library tours, please book in advance 
Information Barrie operates as a community information and referral service * the Information Barrie database of community organizations is available through the library website, see separate record 
Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival held in August and involves Dragon boat races and land-based activities in support of this event * the Festival is in support of Barrie Public Library plus other local charities 
Ontario Library Week (formerly Ontario Public Library Week) is in October * Canadian Library Month is the month of October 
Chief Executive Officer of the Barrie Public Library is Lauren Jessop,
Service Details
Public Comments Starting Sun March 1, 2020, the library will be open at 9:30 am on Sundays 
Effective Aug 25, 2019 Bus Service to Barrie Public Library Painswick 
The bus stops closest to the Painswick library are: 
* STOP 764 serviced by Route 4A East Bayfield - travels North to Downtown Terminal 
* STOP 775 serviced by Route 4B South GO - travels South to Barrie South GO 
* Check Route 4A /4B full schedule for all times and visit for trip planning and real-time bus information
Hours Mon 9:30 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri 9:30 am-9 pm * Sat-Sun 9:30 am-5 pm * closed on Sun of long weekends
Areas Served Barrie ; Oro-Medonte
Eligibility No age restrictions * must have membership card for borrowing privileges 
Free library membership available for people who: 
* Live in Barrie or Oro-Medonte 
* Work in Barrie 
* Study in Barrie 
* Own property or a business in Barrie 
* Attend or work at Georgian College 
* Live in Midland or Orillia and have a current library membership at Midland or Orillia Public Library
Application Apply in person for a library card * for all memberships, current name and address identification must be provided * additional identification may be required for some membership types
Languages English ; French - Interpretation, Publications, depending on availability of staff
Fees Service - Can join for a fee if outside of the eligibility for a free membership ; None - For people who live in Barrie or Oro-Medonte, work in Barrie, study in Barrie, own property or a business in Barrie, attend or work at Georgian College, live in Midland or Orillia and have a current library membership at Midland or Orillia Public Library
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
48 Dean Ave
Barrie, ON L4N 0C2
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Intersection Yonge St and Big Bay Point Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
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Primary Contact Laura LaFleshe, Branch Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Vivien Keiling, Manager, Service Delivery; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fleming, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources; Email:
Primary Executive Alison Schroeder, Director, Customer Experience; Email:
Alternate Executive Christopher Vanderkruys, Director, Business and Development; Email:

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