Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge.
Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at Seminole Branch with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August.
“Windsor Public Library connects you and your family to reading resources, programs and the latest technology,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “It provides an unprecedented opportunity during the summer months for families to join together and bring the world home from the library”.
On display at Seminole for the kick-off was the Occulus Rift Virtual Reality System which creates a VR environment for games, learning and exploration. Also available for experimentation was a 3D printer; circuitry kits; app controlled robots and robotic kits; and a small, lightweight drone which fits in the palm of your hand. Muse meditation headbands, which can sense brainwaves and are beneficial to the meditation practice, and Osmo, which provides hands-on play for young children on an iPad, were also available.
“Each year, thousands of excited Windsor children participate in WPL Summer Programs, which are designed to hold off the summer slide,” said WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “Kids are encouraged to read lots of great books, play lots of great games, use technology and have lots of fun-all at the library.”
Click here to access the Summer Guide or pick one up at your local library branch.
PICTURED ABOVE ARE WINDSOR MAYOR DREW DILKENS (LEFT) AND WPL MANAGER OF PUBLIC SERVICES ADAM CRAIG AT THE SUMMER LAUNCH.