Category Archives: Reading/Authors

Just Add Popcorn!

Ever wondered about popular movies and the books that inspired them?  Wonder no more. WPL recently launched a collection of BOOK TO MOVIE Kits, which include a DVD of the movie and the corresponding work on which the movie is based. Popular titles include The Godfather, The Bourne Identity and Black Klansman.  Initially, the collection will be housed at Seminole and Muir branches and can be viewed online.  As with...
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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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Curriculum Support For Young eLearners

For parents and guardians with school-aged children, transitioning to eLearning can be a challenging experience. We’re here to help. WPL staff have been hard at work collecting grade and subject-specific resources to support the content being distributed by schools. It is all available on the WPL website under the Learn@Home tab. “This unprecedented closure has forced many of us to assess and react to daily events. The Windsor Public Library...
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WPL Telephone Check-In Service

Windsor Public Library believes in the freedom to read, learn and discover even while our doors are closed! We know how important it is to stay connected during this period and are doing whatever we can to continue serving our users’ needs. Are you looking for more information about Windsor Public Library’s online resources? Are you wondering how the library can continue to serve you during the closure? Do you have...
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Update: Library Materials and Resources

Please note that all overdue and checked out materials and holds will be extended indefinitely and fines will not accrue until we re-open. Customers are asked to keep all library resources and materials as the Book Drops are closed. Materials can be returned when we re-open. Access to e-resources has been restored for customers with blocked and expired cards while we remain closed....
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Library Locations Closed: Electronic Resources Still Available 24/7

The health of our staff and customers is a key priority as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Consequently, the Windsor Public Library Board will close all library locations across the city at 5 pm today and join with the City of Windsor to combat the spread of the contagion. The closure is through April 6. Although, the community won’t be able to visit a bricks-and-mortar library branch,...
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Rave Reviewed — February!

It’s just one week until our next session of Rave Reviews at Riverside Branch! Last month we had a particularly nice meeting with lots of lively discussion about books and reading. As always, I shared some of my favourite recent reads but this month I was lucky enough to take down a few suggestions from participants too! It’s always a pleasure running this program but I do particularly enjoy when...
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my ebook will be available in 824 days ?!?!

If you are using cloudLibrary and are on the holds list for some of our popular titles, you might be surprised (and discouraged) to see the estimated wait time listed as 300, 400, 800 days! We assure you that you will not have to wait THAT long. The short of it is that Macmillan, one of the big publishers, is only allowing libraries to purchase one copy of their eBooks...
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Getting started with eBooks

Perhaps you’re the lucky recipient of a new tablet or eReader? Maybe you’re travelling and want to give an audiobook a try for your commute? Reading back through an older series, and discovered that the titles are out of print – but available as eBooks? Whether you’re new to the online library altogether or just haven’t used it for a while, here are some tips to help you get started...
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