October is Canadian Library Month, and from the 19th to the 25th libraries in Ontario are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week. This year’s theme is Libraries Inspire, and throughout the month library lovers from across Canada have logged into librarymonth.ca to share personal accounts of how libraries and librarians have helped shape their lives. We have a lot to celebrate… Over 97% of Canadians live in communities that are served...Read more
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From now through October 28th, you have the opportunity to join the world’s largest global e-Book club through Overdrive’s Big Library Read. The title for this round is ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes, and for the next two weeks you can borrow the eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds. About the Book (from http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com/) In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale,...Read more
Why do people love eBooks so much? They’re portable. They’re lightweight. You don’t have to pick them up…or return them. The font size is adjustable. You don’t have to worry about losing your page. Really, this list could go on and on and on, but I’m not here to sell you on why you should give eBooks a try (I did a lot of that in June). If you’re already...Read more
Tomorrow, September 18th, 2014 is Read an eBook Day! As readers, we all have a book that we love, a favourite reading spot, or even a character that we just can’t get enough of; regardless of how silly or quirky our preferences may seem, they are part of what defines us as readers. They make up our Reading Story. Our friends at Overdrive have invited everyone to share a part...Read more
TOEIC; TOEFL; GED; GRE; SAT; OMG! LEL! TISA! Are you shaking your head right now and wondering what all of this means? It’s part of a game that we play here at the library: Standardized Test or Internet Slang. One person throws out an acronym, and the other has to guess which category it belongs to. Fun…right? Speaking of fun (and standardized tests), Learning Express Library (one of my favourite...Read more
We hope you’ve been enjoying our series of ”Connect with WPL” social media contests this year! Our final (and biggest) contest runs from October 25-November 7. This time, you can enter the contest on several platforms: Twitter, Facebook and/or Pinterest! To find out how to enter for a chance to win a SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 (8″ 16GB) please read on. We know you have plenty of great ideas of...Read more