Category Archives: Media Releases

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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Library Celebrates National Hobby Month

With New Year celebrations behind us, why not make your resolution to adopt a brand new hobby?  Make 2015 the year that you try something different! January is National Hobby Month and Windsor Public Library has organized a HAPPENIN’ HOBBIES OPEN HOUSE which will provide an opportunity for everyone to visit Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on JANUARY 17 from 2-4 pm. Plan to stop by and talk to members...
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2014: 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 1,174,452 items circulated – of this, 113,735 were in electronic format. It’s easier than ever to check out materials, manage your account online and download electronic resources – now is the perfect time to discover what your public...
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Windsor Public Library Adds Payment Option to Website

Windsor Public Library customers can now use their credit cards to pay fines and fees or make donation payments, all through the library’s website (www.windsorpubliclibrary.com) at any time, day or night through SMARTPAY. Developed by Comprise Technologies, the leading independent provider of technology access and revenue management solutions for libraries and municipalities,   SMARTPAY is an additional service introduced to assist and facilitate enhanced customer service at WPL. The secure online payment...
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New CEO for the Windsor Public Library

Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis together with City Council, the Windsor Public Library Board and Chief Administrative Officer Helga Reidel, are pleased to announce Kathleen (Kitty) Pope as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Public Library.   A native of the City of Windsor, Ms. Pope has been working in the Library sector for nearly 40 years and began her career in 1976 as the Family Resource Librarian at...
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Little Free Library

Windsor Public Library and partners, Rotary Club of Windsor 1918, Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland, Life After Fifty, and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) have been working on the Little Free Libraries (LFL) project for several months. In 2009 Rotarian Todd Bol built the very first LFL in honour of his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. Since 2009, people in over 55 countries have installed more than...
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Windsor Public Library Summer Programs

Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children. The 2014 theme is EUREKA! with all of the fun officially kicking-off on Thursday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). The kickoff will include a performance from Mad Science and a performance from local magician, Brad Toulouse. Various activities will be taking place throughout the system, relating to the theme...
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