Category Archives: Announcements

WPL Adopts Plan to Address Racism and Social Inequity

At the regular July meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board, directors unanimously passed a motion to adopt the Anti-Racism Action Plan, as presented.  The document provides a framework and plan to address racism and social inequity in the workplace and in the services and programs it provides. “Public libraries are meeting places for people, ideas, learning and culture,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They are places for...
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All Library Branches To Be Open Next Week

Following a successful re-opening trial at Budimir, Central, Local History and Riverside branches, Windsor Public Library will be re-opening the remainder of our locations on Tuesday, September 8. Services will resume at Bridgeview, Chisholm, Fontainebleau, Forest Glade, Muir  and Seminole.  Normal operational parameters will be in effect.  Customers will have direct access to library resources and computers, although meeting rooms will remain closed.  Customers will be asked to self-screen at...
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WPL Branches Scheduled To Re-Open at the 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...
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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...
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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,...
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WPL Adopts Plan to address Racism and Social Inequity

At the regular July meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board, directors unanimously passed a motion to adopt an Anti-Racism Action Plan.  The document provides a framework and plan to address racism and social inequity in the workplace and in the services and programs it provides. “Public libraries are meeting places for people, ideas, learning and culture,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They are places for community learning,...
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Central Branch Opens Doors For Public Computer Use

Effective Monday, July 27, Central Branch (185 Ouellette Avenue) of Windsor Public Library will open for customers wanting computer and internet access.  The trial period will run through Friday, July 31, at which time a decision will be made on the feasibility and practicality of gradually opening the doors at all branches.  It should be noted that Central Branch will ONLY open for computer access. Curbside service will continue. “Computer...
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A Gentle Reminder About Unreturned Materials

All WPL Book Returns have been open since June 15 to receive materials checked out prior to our closure in March.  Please be aware of your due dates and return items as they come due.  Anything checked out prior to June 24 should now be returned.  Book Returns are open 24/7....
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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,...
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Happy Canada Day

As we approach Canada Day and a ‘new normal’ in Windsor, on behalf of our tremendous staff, thank you for your support as we navigate these pandemic times. It is a privilege  – and great fun – to find new and innovative ways to serve you. The first phase of the WPL COVID-19 Recovery Plan began Monday, June 15 with the introduction of Curbside Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service at all library...
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