The health of our staff
and customers is a key
priority as we work to limit
the spread of COVID-19.

All library locations across the city are closed indefinitely.

Virtual Summer Reading Club for Kids Kicks Off

Welcome to Windsor Public Library’s Summer Reading Club – virtual edition! Just because we’re not able to gather together in person this year doesn’t mean we’re not still able to share lots of stories, games and fun with one another. We’re thrilled to be able to bring you a summer full of online programming to help you read, learn and discover at home. The Virtual Summer Reading Club 2020 will kicks off today and will run until Saturday, August 14th. We’ll be offering virtual programming for children Continue Reading...
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Happy Canada Day

As we approach Canada Day and a ‘new normal’ in Windsor, on behalf of our tremendous staff, thank you for your support as we navigate these pandemic times. It is a privilege  – and great fun – to find new and innovative ways to serve you. The first phase of the WPL COVID-19 Recovery Plan began Monday, June 15 with the introduction of Curbside Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service at all library branches. The first week saw close to 700 requests for service with a similar number anticipated Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday picture was taken around 1948 on Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor. The photograph was taken just north of London Street (now University Ave.) looking west on Ouellette Avenue. The image shows the Imperial Bank of Commerce, Avenue Men’s Shop, F. W. Woolworth Company and on the right S. S. Kresge Company Limited. If you are interested in other historic images that are housed in your Community Archives, please visit the library’s digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/. SEE LARGER IMAGE Continue Reading...
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Curbside Service

To utilize our Curbside Service, simply place holds on materials in the same manner as always by accessing your library account on our website. On receipt of notification that the order is ready, call 519-796-5119 or complete the online form found on our website.  A response will be forthcoming within one business day, at which time an appointment can be made for pickup. When picking up and dropping off, customers are urged to maintain all social distancing protocols and follow staff direction. All materials will be placed in Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

The ferry LaSalle operated between Windsor and Detroit carrying both passengers and automobiles. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken circa 1929 with the ferry crossing the Detroit River on its daily sailings between Detroit and Windsor. Built in 1922 the ferry LaSalle had a capacity to carry 2000 passengers and 70 automobiles. With the partial completion of the Ambassador Bridge in the background and the opening of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, it would put an end to ferry service between the two cities in 1938. Ferry Continue Reading...
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