Category Archives: Media Releases

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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LEGO Robots To Invade Forest Glade Library

Thanks to Ward 7 Councillor and Windsor Public Library Board Director, Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, Forest Glade Library will soon be home to a detachment of Lego Robots. Councillor Kusmierczyk is using a portion of his ward funds to purchase four LEGO Robotics Kits which will be housed at Forest Glade Library (3211 Forest Glade Drive), and available for lending to teachers for use in classrooms, to community organizations that work...
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Riverside Library’s New Writing and Illustration Club

Tuesday March 18th at 6pm will mark the first meeting of the new Writing and Illustration Club at WPL’s Riverside Branch.  This youth program has planned various activities to build a greater understanding of the creative writing process.  It is also a safe haven for writers who want to share their work with others, both in the group and on-line.  Illustrators too will have free reign to create illustrations for...
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Monday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of family participation in reading and other literacy-related activities. In 2014, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to have “15 Minutes of Fun.” For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. You can also check out ABC’s resource Family Literacy Fun: The path to literacy begins at home...
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WPL Continues to Expand its Database Collection

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce it is now offering another online eResource to WPL customers: PressDisplay. WPL joins 13 other Ontario public libraries currently offering this service. PressDisplay is the online version of the resource that produces WPL’s printed NewspaperDirect Print-On-Demand newspapers, which are offered in-branch at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). PressDisplay provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format....
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