Windsor Public Library Provides a Helping Hand to Returning Fort McMurray Residents

Fort McMurray families returning to Windsor to escape the devastation and destruction caused by the wild fires in Northern Alberta can turn to Windsor Public Library for internet access and information – in addition to free materials and entertainment.

“Windsor Public Library will be providing free library cards to Fort McMurray residents in our community who are working to put their lives back together,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “Daily email communication with insurance companies, government agencies, healthcare providers and emergency personnel can be performed at all of our branches. It’s the least we can do to provide internet access and other materials during this time of need. “The normal fee to obtain a library card for individuals living outside Windsor and Essex County is $50.

To obtain a temporary 90-day library card, returning residents will have to verify their identity and demonstrate that they have a Fort McMurray address.

Wood Buffalo Regional Library in Fort McMurray remains closed during the mandatory evacuation and will re-open when an announcement is forthcoming regarding a safe return.

Windsor residents who wish to donate to the relief effort are advised to do so through the Canadian Red Cross. Information can be obtained at

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