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AUGUST CIVIC HOLIDAY

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed Monday, August 2 in observance of the Civic Holiday.  Regular summer hours will resume Tuesday, August 3. Library resources and materials are available 24/7 at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday image is the northwest corner of Ouellette Avenue and Wyandotte Street. This photograph was taken in 1927 and is similar to the photograph that was shown a few weeks previous, which had been taken a decade later. On the corner is the Rexall Drugstore that looks like it was closed by the time this photograph was taken 1927. Pond’s Drug Store eventually would move into this...
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NOTIFICATIONS TO GMAIL ACCOUNTS

Windsor Public Library has just been informed that some of our users with gmail accounts may not be receiving their holds notifications due to Google’s new anti-spam restrictions. If you have recently placed holds and have not received notifications to your gmail account you may want to call the library at 519-255-6770 to see if your items are available. Staff can extend your hold pick up date as needed on...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Continuing in our series of the four corners of Ouellette Ave. and Wyandotte St. the northeast corner is this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic. Taken at the same time as the previous two photographs in the series taken approximately in 1938. This view has the traffic sign of the arrow directing drivers to the tunnel to Detroit, which had just opened up in 1930 to automobile traffic. The Meretsky-Gitlin Limited was...
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OPERATIONAL UPDATE: NORMAL LIBRARY OPERATIONS RESUME

With the province reaching Step 3 of the three-step Reopening Ontario Plan, public libraries are once again in a position to welcome customers through their doors to experience all library services and browse materials. Branches are operating under summer hours and customers will be expected to follow existing health and safety protocols.  Social distancing may impact Branch capacity under Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario Plan.  Masks must be worn...
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RIVERSIDE MEMORIES PROJECT CELEBRATES CENTENARY

Windsor Public Library will soon be embarking on the Riverside Memories Project, our final event commemorating the centenary of the Town of Riverside.  The project will build – and digitize – a collection of Riverside memories including photos, documents, personal letters and family histories.  Residents will be encouraged to scan and preserve their old photos to share with family, friends and the WPL Local History collection. “Preserving history and memories...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Last week’s photograph was of the southwest corner of Ouellette Avenue and Wyandotte Street; this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the northwest corner of the same intersection. Taken sometime around 1938, this photo captures the Ponds Drug Store, which is still in business under the Shoppers Drug Mart brand and is currently located on the southeast corner of the intersection. Brown’s Apparel Shop, located next door to Ponds Drug...
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JOHN MUIR BRANCH RECOGNIZED BY THE ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The new John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library has received a 2021 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award.  The branch won the prestigious award in the library architectural and design transformation category, which recognizes additions, renovations, restorations and conversions to library use across Ontario. “The Muir project and resulting awards demonstrate that we ‘got it right’ and that the library is a community treasure to which our...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Taken around 1938, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the southwest corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue. In this photograph, the local grocery store chain M & P had its Ouellette Market Store at this location as well as a newspaper stand and the streetcar tracks of the Windsor, Sandwich and Amherstburg Railway can also be found in this image. This corner has completely changed since this image...
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INTRODUCING OUR DIGITAL BRANCH

You may have noticed over the last year and a half that Windsor Public Library has been a bigger presence than ever online – with increased social media outreach and all kinds of virtual programming, we’ve been working hard to produce the best quality web content we can, and to provide you with the same kind of great customer service you’ve come to expect from us, but in a virtual...
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