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.
However, curbside pick-up is available at all branches.

Contactless Curbside Pick-Up/Home Delivery

  • 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.

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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Virtual Summer Reading Club Contests are Here!

Have you heard that WPL is hosting a number of fun contests as part of our Virtual Summer Reading Club? That’s right! In addition to all of the fun storytimes, crafts, STEAM experiments, author visits and more, we have also planned the following exciting contests for you! Colouring Contest:  Download, print and colour our specially designed WPL exclusive colouring page from local artist Carrie Stephens of Inspirational Zest. Then scan or take a picture of your masterpiece and send it to us at programs@windsorpubliclibrary.com. Don’t forget Continue Reading...
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GREAT NEWS FOR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS

Great news for those who’ve always been curious about their family history – Ancestry.com has extended remote access to the Ancestry Library Edition database for another two months, until August 31.  Courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry, this extension means researchers can continue to access historic documents and genealogy resources available to all WPL card-holders without visiting the library.   You never know what you’ll discover.   Go to Databases/Resources, scroll down to Local History & Genealogy, and click on Ancestry Library to access....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This aerial view of Windsor was taken sometime in the early 1940s. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic looks west from downtown and shows the Ambassador Bridge in the background and the Capitol Theatre in the foreground at the bottom of the frame. The Capitol Theatre opened in 1920 as Loew’s Theatre for live vaudeville performances. In 1929 the theatre becomes a movie cinema with the sale to Famous Players Cinemas. The white office building on the right side of image is the Guaranty Trust Building which 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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