Awards and Recognition
Windsor Public Library has a reputation for innovative delivery of programs and services. See why we are Canada’s most award-winning library.
|The John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library received a 2021 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award in the library architectural and design transformation category, which recognizes additions, renovations, restorations and conversions to library use across Ontario.
|The Windsor Public Library received a CoW Pandemic Pivot Award, which reflects the innovative and adaptive fashion in which it shifted focus to online services and programming during the Covid-19 shutdown.
|The John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.
|The John Muir Branch received a 2020 Built Heritage Award from the City of Windsor recognizing excellent stewardship and heritage conservation efforts.
|Ontario Library Association Joyce Cunningham Award for Public Library Board of the Year.
|Canadian Library Association Award for Innovation Technology – Tomorrow Today.
|Ontario Public Library Service Award – Help for Job Hunters.
|CLTA / Stan Heath Achievement in Literacy Award – Adult Literacy program was recognized for excellence in literacy training by the Canadian Library Trustees Association.
|Canadian Library Association – Information Today Award for Innovative Technology – digital exhibit, Le Progrès.
|Technology Planning Award from WebJunction – recognizing creative and effective technology planning.
|Canadian Library Association – Information Today Award for Innovative Technology – Health GIS – Digital Alliance.
|Recognized by CULTURE.CA which selected Settling Canada’s South: How Windsor Was Made as their featured website for September 2004. The website was developed by the Windsor-Essex Centre of Digital Expertise
|Recognized as one of the pre-eminent child-focused library systems in North America. Selected as a runner-up in the 2004 School Library Journal/Gale Thompson Giant Step Award, which identified the Kaysandra and Christopher Curtis Children’s Learning Centre as being innovative and having a significant impact on children in the community. WPL was the only Canadian entry to receive recognition
|Ontario Public Library Service Angus Mowat Award of Excellence – Kaysandra and Christopher Paul Curtis Children’s Learning Centre, Central Library.
|Honourable Mention – 2002 OLITA Award for Technological Innovation together with the
The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library for WIBS – the Windsor Internet Booking System.
|Industry Canada LibraryNet Best Practices Award in the Website Category. iCity- Historic Sites of Walkerville website (2002)
|RoweCom Marketing Award – Millennium Card Project
|Industry Canada LibraryNet Best Practices Award for Innovative use of Information and Communications Technologies to Enhance Services to the Public – Online Book Club.
|Minister’s Award for Innovation in the 2000 Public Library Service Awards, Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation – Electronic Books
|Ontario Library and Information Technology Association Award for Technological Innovation – WERLnet.
|Industry Canada LibraryNet Best Practices Award in the Category of Community Partnerships – WeConnect Project.
|Ontario Public Library Service Award for P.O.W.E.R Surfers project
|Technology in Government Distinction Award – WERLnet