libraries are much more than books

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They help build community, foster opportunities for growth and collaboration, and are true democratic institutions.

They create an informed citizenry,  giving people access to the tools and support they need to reach whatever goals they have, to be whatever they want to be.

They’re a place where you can go to ask big questions and find big answers.

– Serena, likes “piña coladas and getting caught in the rain”, huge nerd, avid reader, Blue Jays fan, community librarian, lifetime library user and lover, all around awesome >> learn more

#peopleofbarrie is celebrating Ontario Public Library Week (Oct. 16 to 22) in partnership with the Barrie Public Library. We’re featuring patrons and asking BIG questions about books and life.