Category Archives: Media Releases

Your Voice Matters – We Want To Hear From You!

Library Planning Consultant Anne MacKay will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette) on Wednesday, March 29 to hear how the community connects to the central library and gather input on ideas and innovation for a future library. The session is scheduled from 6:30-8 pm and will be in the Ouellette Lobby on the first floor. The community is welcome to attend. Together with Architect Jason Grossi of design studio g+G, Ms....
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Windsor Public Library Salary Disclosure 2016

In our continuing effort to be accountable and transparent, Windsor Public Library is releasing the salaries of employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2016. This information is released in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. Chris Woodrow Director, Corporate Services Salary: $ $107,426.37 Taxable Benefits: $754.69...
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March Break at Windsor Public Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2017 Children’s March Break Program begins Monday, March 13 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 18. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break...
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New library at Optimist Community Centre ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre (1075 Ypres Avenue) is well ahead of schedule and will open before the January 2018 advertised date. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at the Optimist Community Centre to ‘break the wall’ between the new library and the community centre, officially joining the two entities. The new $2.46 million, 6,500 sq. ft....
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New Library At Optimist Community Centre Is Ahead of Schedule

Construction of the new Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre (1075 Ypres Avenue) is well ahead of schedule and will open before the January 2018 advertised date. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at the Optimist Community Centre today to ‘break the wall’ between the new library and the community centre, officially joining the two entities. The new $2.46 million, 6,500 sq....
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WPL to partner with Windsor Regional Hospital

The Windsor Public Library is partnering with Windsor Regional Hospital to explore the possibility of creating an innovative and jointly operated library service at the proposed new acute care hospital on County Rd. 42 and the 9th Concession. The Windsor Public Library System has nine locations and is looking to expand services in South Windsor to meet the needs of that part of the City that does not have convenient...
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Windsor Public Library Eyes New Acute Care Hospital Site For An Innovative Public Library

The Windsor Public Library is partnering with Windsor Regional Hospital to explore the possibility of creating an innovative and jointly operated library service at the proposed new acute care hospital on County Rd. 42 and the 9th Concession. The Windsor Public Library System has nine locations and is looking to expand services in South Windsor to meet the needs of that part of the City that does not have convenient...
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Windsor Public Library Celebrates Family Literacy

On January 27, families across Windsor will participate in Family Literacy Day, a national initiative promoting the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. The Windsor Public Library encourages family literacy year round and is always striving to recognize the literacy needs of parents and children and provide an environment conducive to reading. Families are encouraged to let children select the books they would like to...
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Jeff Lemire To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local award winning graphic novelist & New York Times Best Selling Author JEFF LEMIRE will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the first in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. Billed as a CONVERSATION WITH JEFF LEMIRE, those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SECRET PATH and his...
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2016: 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 1,116,002 items circulated – of this, 182,274 were in electronic format. The most popular titles checked out at WPL last year were DVDs with movie connections – Minions (616 checkouts), closely followed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (601) and...
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