Category Archives: Media Releases

Windsor Public Library to Honour Norman and Denise Young

Last year, Windsor Public Library received $250,000 from the estate of Norman Young who passed away February 13, 2013 and his wife Denise Young.  On THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 at a 2 p.m. ceremony at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue), our new Library Living Room will be dedicated to the memories of Mr. and Mrs. Young, who both believed in lifelong learning and literacy and were strong advocates for Windsor...
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Retired Educator Jim Stuart Appointed to Windsor Public Library Board

Jim Stuart, a long-time educator and community advocate has been appointed to the Windsor Public Library Board to complete the 2015-2018 term. Mr. Stuart has a deep appreciation for the important role the Windsor Public Library system plays in sustaining the intellectual and social needs of the Windsor Community. He looks forward to joining the Board as it implements its exciting facilities plans at the Optimist Community Centre, Budimir and...
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Popular Magazines Available at Windsor Public Library

Windsor Public Library is pleased to offer on-line access, from home, school or work, day or night, to a new collection of popular magazines:  Consumer Reports, Maclean’s, Family Tree, HELLO! Canada, Cricket, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest and Highlights for Children, all available on FLIPSTER And don’t forget the other great titles available through ZINIO: more than 50 titles, including Car & Driver, National Geographic, The New Yorker, O: the Oprah...
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Windsor Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. It is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians...
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Public Library Partnership To Create Social Services Hub

The Windsor Public Library, together with partners Essex and Guelph, have been awarded $200,000 from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund, to develop a community hub of social services for those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty. The Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs (LHMCN) Project, will create tools which will be shared with library systems across the province. They will focus on encouraging the development of new ways to engage with...
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Mayor’s Visit

The regular October meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board had a special guest – Mayor Drew Dilkens. The Mayor met with Board members to review our exciting facility plans and to discuss ways for the City of Windsor and the public library to work together. It was a constructive and fruitful visit for which we thank the mayor. (PHOTO Left to Right) Board members: Howard Pawley; Dan Lee; Councillor...
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Little Free Libraries

September 8th is International Literacy Day, and one year ago to this day Windsor Public Library, together with several community partners launched our first round of Little Free Libraries around the community. This initiative was such a success that WPL together with Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 and the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, decided to launch another set of 15 libraries. With the support of those groups as well as...
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Windsor Public Library Benefits from Norman Young Estate

Windsor Public Library has received $250,000 from the estate of Norman Young who passed away February 13, 2013 and his wife Denise Young. In 2014, Windsor Public Library was contacted by the solicitor for the Trustee of the estate of NORMAN CLIFFORD YOUNG advising that, pursuant to his last Will and Testament, a gift was bequeathed to Windsor Public Library. At that time, $5,000 was received with the provision that additional...
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Happy Birthday Little Free Library!

This Saturday marks the third anniversary of Little Free Library as a non-profit organization. In honour of this celebration Little Free Library is asking that people donate books to their local LFL. And, if you do so, you might as well have some fun! Take a picture of yourself dropping off books in the libraries and post it with #givebooks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win...
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Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on Wednesday, May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club.  He will be reading from 9:45-10:45 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis reads, entertains and...
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