Barrie Public Library

Site: Painswick Branch - 48 Dean Ave

Service: Barrie Public Library

Public Comments 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 
Until Aug 25, 2019 
Bus Service to Barrie Public Library Painswick 
Barrie Transit Northbound Route 3A Georgian arrives at Stop 764, which is located on Dean Avenue in front of the library: 
Mon-Sat Daytime: scheduled to stop 19 minutes after the hour and 11 minutes before the hour (every 30 minutes)  
Sun and evenings: scheduled to stop 11 minutes before the hour (every 60 minutes) 
Barrie Transit Northbound Route 4A East Bayfield (Stop 764) and Southbound Route 4B South Go (Stop775) also stop at the Painswick library, but the times vary and are subject to change. Check Schedule and Map to confirm. 
Neither branch of the Barrie Public Library has fax service for the public * the closest public fax service to this location is the Postal Outlet in the Shopper's Drug Mart at 649 Yonge St
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Primary Contact Vivien Keiling, Branch Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Alison Schroeder, Service Delivery Manager; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Emily Fleming, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources; Email:
Primary Executive Lauren Jessop, CEO; Email:
Alternate Executive Christopher Vanderkruys, Director, Business and Development; Email:
Hours Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri 10 am-9 pm * Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12 noon-5 pm * closed on Sun of long weekends
Description and Service
Description (Service) Provides informational, recreational and cultural resources for all ages including books, magazines, compact discs, newspapers, DVDs, Electronic books, downloadable audiobooks, and Internet access (including wireless) 
* Online databases on many topics are available through the library website and from computers within the library 
* books and video materials are available in some other languages 
* computers with Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint) and internet access are available for public use 
* tours of the Library are available (book in advance) 
* the library has a group study room and a silent study room 
* one 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 is available through the website in a version for the visually impaired 
* Library has a specialized unit which magnifies print material for the visually impaired 
* Visiting Library Service is available to individuals who cannot visit the library in person  
* Offers a variety of programs for children and teens including children's storytime programs and Summer Reading Programs 
* offers adult programs such as 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 
Information Barrie operates as a community information and referral service * the Information Barrie database of community organizations is available through the library website 
* 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
Eligibility No restrictions * one must have membership card for borrowing privileges
Application Apply in person for a library card * must have identification showing Barrie or Oro-Medonte address or valid Orillia or Midland Public Library Card and address or valid Georgian College student card
Languages English ; French - Interpretation, Publications, depending on availability of staff
Fees None ; No Membership fee to residents and taxpayers of the City of Barrie and contracting townships * reciprocal borrowing arrangement exists with Orillia and Midland Public Libraries and Georgian College * others can join for a fee
Volunteer Description * delivery of material to home-bound customers (vehicle and insurance required), Circle of Readers * program assistance * shelf reading * ESL Conversation Circles * Volunteer Application Forms are available at all library service desks and on website * volunteer positions require a police check * contact Manager of Volunteer Resources at 705-728-1010 Ext 2266 for more information
Location Information
Areas Served Barrie ; Oro-Medonte
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
Record Details
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