Windsor Public Library is more than books. Our goal this year is to clearly communicate to the community that exploration and discovery of our online materials can be fun, educational – and they can save you money!
The 2022 OFF THE SHELF campaign is focussed – in a fun way – on resources not usually associated with public libraries, but resources which are necessary for us to survive in an online world. The message we want the community to take away is that WPL is ‘more than books’. Throughout 2022, in two-month intervals, we will highlight eBooks, audio books, digital music, databases, newspapers and magazines, as well as movies and videos.
“These education and entertainment options are unavailable elsewhere free-of-charge and provide a fabulous opportunity to build a strong connection with our customers,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “We want super busy parents to choose WPL as their primary destination for movies and we want seniors to know we have an extensive collection of newspapers and magazines for them, all free, to access from home.”
In January the Off the Shelf campaign begins with a focus on our collection of over 26,000 Audiobooks and their role in improving reading skills and comprehension. They can be downloaded and listened to anywhere – in line at the grocery store, in the car during a daily commute or when walking the dog. They’re easy to use and free.
In March, Shelf Improvement will feature databases in our collection – with a focus on home DIY and the WPL tool collection. Tools from our Tool Lending Library, sponsored by Lowes, can be checked out in the same way as books and DVDs. WPL DIY resources will save time and money and provide detailed instruction and tips on all manner of home projects.
Other themes include Shelf Awareness, Treat Yourshelf, Shelf Help and Shelf Indulgence and highlight newspapers and magazines, summer entertainment for kids, personal growth and self-help resources and assistance getting ready for the holidays.
Windsor Public Library is more than books.