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Register now for Winter programs


Register now for Winter programs

Registrations begin on January 4 for the Winter sessions of the following children's programming:

Circle of Readers

Registration is now closed.

Toddler Time Downtown 

Parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy 30 minutes of interactive stories, songs and rhymes with their one year old child who is walking. Learn more

Tuesdays, from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. (January 26 - March 1)
Wednesdays, from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. (January 27 - March 2)

Register for Toddler Time Downtown 
(note: all Painswick storytimes are drop-in. Registration is for Downtown storytimes only)

Tales for Twos Downtown

Parents or caregivers are invited to enjoy 30 minutes of interactive stories, songs and rhymes with their two year old child. The program has a limit of 12 children, and completion of the registration form does not guarantee a spot in the program. Successful registration applicants will be contacted starting January 11. For information please email or call 705-728-1010 ext. 7019.

Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m. (January 28 - March 3)

Register for Tales for Twos Downtown  

History for Homeschoolers: A Tooth Tells a Tale

Homeschoolers are invited to come to the Downtown Library and enjoy a special presentation by the Simcoe County Museum. During this session, participants can learn about Ontario’s animal kingdom as we bring out some of our softest animal pelts. Kids will also investigate how prehistoric creatures lived here in Simcoe County thousands of years ago, by examining fossilized teeth. There is more to this story and that’s the tooth! Learn more

Two times available Downtown:
Wednesday, January 20, from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Register for A Tooth Tells a Tale 

Paws 4 Stories  

The Barrie Public Library is very pleased to partner with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs to offer "Paws 4 Stories". The primary goal of this program is to connect children who are struggling with reading, social skills or personal confidence to practice reading in the safe, non-judgemental companionship of a dog. Children between the ages of 6-10 years may register to read to a Therapy Dog for 30 minutes. Children may initially register for no more than three half-hour reading sessions during this Winter session. Children can choose either a 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. timeslot. Because the dogs may change from week to week, children will be paired up with whichever dog is available when they arrive.

To register for your one or two half-hour reading sessions, visit any Information Services Desk or call 705-728-1010 ext. 7019.