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  • Place holds on materials on our website.
  • When holds are available, call 519-796-5119 or complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/curbsidewpl to request curbside pick-up or home delivery.
  • You will be contacted by staff to book an appointment.
  • Walk, ride or drive to your selected library branch at your designated pick-up time.

WPL BRANCHES SCHEDULED TO RE-OPEN AT END OF AUGUST

With entry into stage 3 of the Ontario Action Plan in response to Covid-19 on August 12, Windsor Public Library is provided the opportunity to reopen branches and re-launch services, many of which have been unavailable to the community since March 19. “The health of our staff and customers is our most important consideration as we plan to re-open,” says Councillor Rino Bortolin, chair of the WPLB.  “We have spent considerable time over the past several months preparing to open our doors, preparing our facilities to Continue Reading...
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COMPUTER ACCESS AVAILABLE AT ALL BRANCHES

As of next Monday (August 17), public computer access will be available at all WPL branches – with Chisholm, Forest Glade and Seminole joining the list of locations already offering the service. All public access computer stations are separated by Plexiglas dividers and social distancing between stations is in effect – resulting in a reduced number of computers in operation. Sessions begin on the hour and last for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of the hour following use committed to sanitization and other appropriate health and Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

At one time this scene happened multiple time each day, a New York Central passenger train after departing Windsor is heading east on its journey to St. Thomas, Buffalo and its ultimate destination of New York City. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the 1950s in Essex County. The passenger train is about to proceed over a level crossing with the wigwag crossing signal in operation to warn motorist of the approaching train. The New York Central Railroad ran a double track main Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in May or early June 1913. The image of electric street car No. 41 which ran on the Belt Line, has passengers hanging out of the window and the conductor and motorman and another passenger posing in front of the car. The cow catcher has an advertisement for a baseball game to be played at Wigle Park on Saturday June 14. The first electric street car in Canada entered service in 1888 and ran between Windsor and Walkerville. Continue Reading...
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WPL TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY AND ASSISTANCE TO SENIORS

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated isolation has demonstrated that particular segments of the community – particularly senior citizens – have struggled to maintain communication with family, grappled with the complexities of online shopping and wrestled with everyday tasks that most find commonplace. Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant totalling $16,500 from the United Way Windsor-Essex County which is funded by the Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).  The monies will be used to make available technology Continue Reading...
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Virtual Summer Reading Club for Kids

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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