Category Archives: Media Releases

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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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is a time set aside to recognize all the people who donate time and energy to their community. Windsor Public Library volunteers serve on various committees, help with fundraising, assist with reading, writing and numeracy programs for children and adults and provide the homebound with much needed library service. Volunteers inspire others by their example and make Windsor a better place to live and...
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WPL Joins Instagram!

#throwbackthursday #flashbackfriday #picoftheday #instagood #bookworm #library WPL is joining the Instagram world and bringing our picture taking and hastagging to another level. WPL already has a presence on many social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So far, we’ve been very successful at reaching our patrons and the wider community through these outlets. This week alone the WPL Twitter has blown up with the very popular Freedom to...
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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 provide children with their very own library cards, and...
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Book Buddy

The Book Buddy program at Windsor Public Library will be re-launching in February 2015! We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we have been working to renew and improve the program. If you would like to volunteer, or have a child who needs assistance with their reading skills, contact the Book Buddy Coordinator by email at bookbuddy@windsorpubliclibrary.com or by phone at 519-255-6770 ext. 4418....
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