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PRINT PROOF OF VACCINATION STATUS AT LIBRARY BRANCHES

Beginning September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario requires us to be fully vaccinated and to show proof of vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings. Vaccination receipts can be printed or downloaded from the provincial booking portal. To support those who do not have access to a computer or printer, Windsor Public Library is offering free printing of vaccination receipts at library branches across the city. Anyone with a green Ontario Health Card can print and laminate their Proof of Vaccination documentation free of charge.  Additionally, Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the S.S. Aquarama taken in 1991 when it was docked in Windsor at the foot of Russell Street from 1989 to 1995. Built in 1945 for the US Navy as a troop transport ship. The ship was originally called the S.S. Marine Star. In 1952 the ship was sold to a Michigan company which converted her to a cruise ship to travel around the Great Lakes and was remained S.S. Aquarama. The ship was 520 feet long, 7-storey vessel Continue Reading...
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BRANCHES SWITCH TO WINTER HOURS

All locations of Windsor Public Library will change to WINTER HOURS on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021. Winter hours come into effect on the third Monday in September. Additionally, Sunday hours of operation (1-5 pm) for Central, Budimir and Riverside libraries come into effect SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021. CHECK OUT OUR WINTER HOURS HERE....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is looking towards Detroit along Ouellette Avenue, just north of the Wyandotte Street intersection. This photograph taken across the street from previous image used three weeks ago. Both images where taken in 1927 by commercial photographer Sid Lloyd. In this image, we can view a number of different establishments plying their trade. There is Central Billiard Parlor, Ponds Drugs (still a going concern to this day), Worthmore Store, Border Cities Hardware, Roberts Upstairs Clothiers, Greenbergs Delicatessen, Maple Leaf Lunch, and John Continue Reading...
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Labour Day 2021

All locations of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2021....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With just 5 days before the start of new school year, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the brand new Malden Public School. This photograph was taken not long after the school was completed in 1950. The school was finished at that time with just four classrooms, almost harking back to the days of one-room schools. Additions where made to the school in 1954, 1964 and 2014 to accommodate the expanding population of the Town of Amherstburg,  south of Windsor. If you have an interest Continue Reading...
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Service Disruption

UPDATE: SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED!  Thanks for your patience… Unfortunately, patrons do not have access to their accounts through our catalogue at this time. Please call 519-255-6770 and staff will be happy to help you. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and are working to restore the service. Stay tuned…...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

One of the first signs summer is winding up is the start of a new academic year. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken circa 1896 of the interior of the chemical laboratory classroom at Windsor Collegiate Institute. The school opened in 1854 as an elementary school and changed to a secondary school in 1871. In 1929, the school was renamed after local lawyer and politician J. C. Patterson. The school served the downtown population of Windsor until 1973 when it closed. The building was demolished Continue Reading...
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LONG OVERDUE ITEMS

We recognize that over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been tricky for some of our library users to return their items in a timely manner.  That said, we do need to get materials back so that others can continue to use them!   For those of you with long overdue materials that were due AFTER January 2020, please return these items to any WPL location before October 31, 2021 and we will waive the long overdue charges.   Our book drops are open 24-7, and if for some Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Looking towards the river along Ouellette Avenue in 1927 just north of Wyandotte Street. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic shows a very busy downtown commercial district on a sunny warm summer day. Many different types businesses are in this view, such as the People’s Store (clothing), Loblaw Groceries, Dr. P. R. Wilson, Dentist, Central Billiard Parlor and Maple Leaf Lunch across the street. Further down the street is a drug store, shoe store and a hardware store. The tall building on the opposite side of the Continue Reading...
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