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.

UPDATE: WPL LOCATIONS CLOSED INDEFINITELY

The highest priority of Windsor Public Library is to mitigate the risk and impact Covid-19 has on the safety of our customers and staff. We are following the direction of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the City of Windsor, and the Province of Ontario and will remain closed indefinitely. The WPLB will be meeting Tuesday, April 7 to discuss the continued suspension of operations and re-deployment of staff to programs and initiatives which will assist the community in confronting and overcoming the contagion. All overdue and Continue Reading...
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Library Locations Closed: Non-Essential Staff To Remain at Home

The health of our staff and customers is a key priority as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Windsor Public Library Board closed all library locations earlier this week and joined with the City of Windsor to combat the spread of the contagion. Subsequently, the WPLB has made the decision – effective 5 pm today – to instruct all non-essential library staff to remain at home until – at least – Monday, April 6. Councillor Rino Bortolin, chair of the WPLB, says, “The Continue Reading...
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Hoopla Bonus Borrows

During this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla Digital  has curated the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection. This is a list of more than 1,000 top titles in addition to hoopla’s full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. Access the Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites....
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Going Back to Your Roots…

Great news for those who’ve always been curious about their family history, we’re pleased to share that access to Ancestry.com has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Please take some time to check it out!  You never know what you’ll discover. Go to our Databases/Resources and click on Ancestry Library Under Local History & Genealogy....
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Tumble with the Books

Tumblebook Library (K-6) is a curated database of children’s e-books, from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company, Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others. The collections provide enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. TeenBookCloud (gr. 7-12) is a Continue Reading...
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