Category Archives: Media Releases

March Break at Windsor Public Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2018 Children’s March Break Program begins Saturday, March 10 at community libraries across Windsor. Each year, thousands of children come to public libraries to play, read and learn about all the resources available to them free of charge. March Break activities run through Saturday, March 17. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break...
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TELL US WHERE TO GO!

We’ve received a great deal of feedback on our pending move from 850 Ouellette Avenue.  Library supporters are extremely vocal about a new, permanent location for Central Library.  The Windsor Public Library Board and Administration are busy creating a short list of possible options.  They include: -Riverside Drive between Caron and Ouellette avenues; -the Cultural Hub area around Adventure Bay Family Water Park; -the Ouellette Avenue Corridor; -Jackson Park. We...
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Central Library to Relocate in Deal With Downtown Mission

The Windsor Public Library (WPL) is about to write the next chapter in its nearly 125 years of history after agreeing to sell the Central Library building at 850 Ouellette to the Downtown Mission. Following the opening last year of the W.F. Chisholm Branch at the Optimist Community Centre, the start of construction on the John Muir Branch in Sandwich Town and the forthcoming renovation of the Budimir Branch in...
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Meet New Pals at Library “Speed Friending” Event

Making friends is difficult if you’ve recently moved to a new city or if work and education time commitments – and life in general – conspire to hinder the process. With the help of a good book, Windsor Public Library plans on providing a fun and casual way for you to meet other adults in a casual, low-key and fun environment. Those in the 36-55 age bracket are encouraged to...
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2017: What Were Windsorites Reading?

Whether in traditional book form, on a tablet or via a Smartphone, Windsorites certainly took advantage of the abundance of materials available at Windsor Public Library last year. Circulation figures show that 1,107,228 items circulated – of this, 186,393 were in electronic format. The most popular titles checked out at WPL last year were DVDs with movie connections – The Secret Life of Pets (398 checkouts), closely followed by Jason Bourne (327) and...
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Windsor Public Library Coordinates Community Services Hub

The Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs (LHMCN) Project at Windsor Public Library is holding a COMMUNITY WINTER WARM UP on Tuesday, January 30 at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). The event begins at 1 pm and is scheduled to conclude at 4 pm – refreshments will be available. Community members are invited to stop at the library to learn about community services in a relaxed, but informative, environment. The LHMCN Project...
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Severe Flooding Causes Library Closures

The Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Riverside (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches of Windsor Public Library are closed today through Friday because of severe flooding sustained during the storms experienced throughout the region yesterday. Updates will be posted on the library web site at windsorpubliclibrary.com regarding plans to re-open. To assist customers in the impacted areas, FRED, the WPL mobile library will be situated at Riverside Branch in...
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Meet New Pals at Library “Speed Friending” Event

Making friends is difficult if you’ve recently moved to a new city or if work and education time commitments – and life in general – conspire to hinder the process. With the help of a good book, Windsor Public Library plans on providing a fun and casual way for you to meet other young adults in a casual, low-key and fun environment. Millennials aged 18 to 35 are encouraged to register for...
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Shawn Micalleff To Visit Windsor Public Library

Urban columnist and author SHAWN MICALLEF will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The 7 pm appearance is the third in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be in conversation with WPL Board Director and City of Windsor Councillor, Rino Bortolin. Born and raised in Windsor and a graduate of St. Anne’s HS and the...
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone to pick up a...
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