Category Archives: Contests

A fine voice, indeed.

Congratulations to local student, Enzo Campa, winner of the English Language division of the Poetry in Voice competition sponsored by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. Assumption High School’s representative was one of hundreds of students, from more than 870 schools, who traveled to Toronto to demonstrate their recitation skills.  You can listen to the prize winning performers, made available through the CBC website....
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Teen Zone Trivia Challenge!

Have you checked out Teen Zone or Tween Scene? A drop in program for tweens and teens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-4;45, we have some special events planned for May. Along with crafts, writing, board games and video games we also have a Trivia Challenge, Poetry on Demand (where poet Vanessa Shields will create poetry on the spot), Challenge a Guinness Book Record (if you beat the challenge,...
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Your Ideal Library Contest Recap

Thanks to the many of you of entered our final social media contest of the year!  We were inspired by all the wonderful things you’d love to see in the library of your dreams. From coffeeshops to community involvement, time machines to Ferris wheels, bicycle parking to friendly smiles…your ideas ran the gamut from the practical to the whimsical. We agree that ALL these things would be marvelous!  We’re just...
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FINAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST OF 2014!

We’re thrilled to announce our final “Connect with WPL” social media contest for this year. Unlike our other contests, which each ran through a single social media platform, you can enter this one through Facebook, Twitter AND Pinterest. You can even enter via all three to triple your chances of winning. Speaking of winning, the prize for this particular contest is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8″ 16GB)! You have...
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Celebrating Ontario Public Library Week

October is Canadian Library Month, and from the 19th to the 25th libraries in Ontario are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week.  This year’s theme is Libraries Inspire, and throughout the month library lovers from across Canada have logged into librarymonth.ca to share personal accounts of how libraries and librarians have helped shape their lives. We have a lot to celebrate… Over 97% of Canadians live in communities that are served...
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Share Your Story: #eBookDay

Tomorrow, September 18th, 2014 is Read an eBook Day! As readers, we all have a book that we love, a favourite reading spot, or even a character that we just can’t get enough of; regardless of how silly or quirky our preferences may seem, they are part of what defines us as readers.  They make up our Reading Story. Our friends at Overdrive have invited everyone to share a part...
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Tweet your savings for a chance to win!

Have you been having fun using WPL’s new online Library Value Calculator to estimate the amount of money you’re saving by using our resources and services?  Do you want to share that amount with others?  Come on, don’t be afraid to gloat!  Maybe if others see how much money you’re saving, they’ll want to hop on the library usage train too! Here’s an added incentive: If you’re on twitter, share...
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Goodreads Contest: Three More Days to Chime In!

Don’t forget to visit our Goodreads page between now and Saturday for your chance to win a $75 gift card.  As June has been unofficially declared Overdrive Challenge month here at WPL, our conversations have naturally taken a turn towards discussing eBooks and eAudiobooks in general (likes, dislikes, recommendations, etc.).  The conversation has been quite informative.  Our Goodreads page is also a great resource for suggested reads (both from WPL and...
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Overdrive Challenge: Last Chance!

One week. 3000 checkouts to go.  Let’s do this. That’s right folks! We’re down to the last week of the Overdrive Challenge. eBooks and eAudiobooks have been flying off the [digital] shelves throughout the month of June, and with every passing day we’re moving closer to our goal.  We’re in the homestretch!  If you’ve been thinking about trying eBooks, now is the time to do it.  All through the month...
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Travel, Great Food, and the Good Life: e-book editions

Remember OverDrive’s e-book collection when you are looking for non-fiction reading. Considering new vistas for a vacation? Earlier this year, Julie provided a shout-out to our electronic editions of travel guides covering over 200 destinations.  Maybe you are hoping to discover a great new recipe for a weekend party.  OverDrive offers more than 100 cookbooks. We keep adding titles by many of the popular authors to the health and self-improvement...
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June 14-28: Chime in on Goodreads for your chance to win!

Happy Birthday to US! Our Goodreads Online Book Club has been up and running for about a year now, and what an eventful first year we have had.  Globe trotting, time traveling, serial killers, child abductions, missing moms, and a zombie apocalypse – PHEW – we made it! Now it’s time to celebrate.  For the next two weeks (June 14-June 28), anybody who comments on a discussion or votes in a...
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Overdrive for Teens

As the most recent addition to Windsor Public Library’s EMedia Collection, the Overdrive Teen Corner offers an excellent collection of books. These aren’t just books for teens, in fact the WPL Online Goodreads Book Club actually just wrapped up their May month by discussing Young Adult (YA) books. And it appears that the majority of adults read and enjoy YA literature as well! There is a little bit of everything...
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Overdrive Challenge Update

I got 99 problems but a book ain’t one.  Here’s a little known fact about librarians: in our spare time we like to re-write the lyrics to popular rap songs and make them all about books.  We really do love books that much – especially new ones – and we know you do too, which is why we hope you’ll help us win the Overdrive Challenge. What is the Overdrive...
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Help us WIN the Overdrive Challenge

For the entire month of June, Windsor Public Library is participating in the Overdrive Challenge, and YOU can help us WIN! All you have to do is read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks from our Overdrive Collection.  If we reach 8000 checkouts by June 30th, Overdrive is going to reward us with loads of NEW BOOKS.  That’s right, I said NEW BOOKS! You love reading them; we love putting them...
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Congrats to our Facebook Photo contest winner!

We at the Windsor Public Library are trying to boost the “social” element of our social media efforts! While we enjoy dealing with our patrons in person, we also want to interact and engage people online. WPL uses social media to hear your ideas, answer your questions, and encourage you to share your library experiences with others. To that end, May 1-14 marked the first in a series of social-media contests that WPL is running throughout 2014. This initial contest had patrons...
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May 1-14: Connect with WPL on Facebook for a Chance to Win!

Love your local library?  Spend a lot of time on Facebook? Fond of taking and posting selfies?  Here’s your chance to combine all three of the above for a chance to win a great prize!  Just snap a photo of yourself using something you’ve checked out from the Windsor Public Library and post it to our Facebook page with the hashtag #usingWPL any time from May 1-14 for a chance...
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