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  • When holds are available, call 519-796-5119 or complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/curbsidewpl to request curbside pick-up or home delivery.
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  • Walk, ride or drive to your selected library branch at your designated pick-up time.

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 of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).  The monies will be used to make available technology Continue Reading...
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MORE BRANCHES TO OPEN FOR COMPUTER ACCESS

Starting next Monday (August 10), following successful trials at other branches, public computer access will be available at two more WPL branches – Bridgeview and Fontainebleau. 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, with 15 minutes of the hour following use committed to sanitization and other appropriate health and safety procedures. Additionally, WPL follows provincially Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in May or early June 1913. The image of electric street car No. 41 which ran on the Belt Line, has passengers hanging out of the window and the conductor and motorman and another passenger posing in front of the car. The cow catcher has an advertisement for a baseball game to be played at Wigle Park on Saturday June 14. The first electric street car in Canada entered service in 1888 and ran between Windsor and Walkerville. Continue Reading...
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Virtual Summer Reading Club for Kids

Welcome to Windsor Public Library’s Summer Reading Club – virtual edition! Just because we’re not able to gather together in person this year doesn’t mean we’re not still able to share lots of stories, games and fun with one another. We’re thrilled to be able to bring you a summer full of online programming to help you read, learn and discover at home. The Virtual Summer Reading Club 2020 will kicks off today and will run until Saturday, August 14th. We’ll be offering virtual programming for children Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Taken on 24 December 1948, this week’s Throwback Thursday picture is looking east on Wyandotte Street across the intersection at Church Street. The Texaco Service Station is on the left on the north side of the street heading towards downtown. This scene has changed completely except for the building on the right behind  the billboard which still stands. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor found in your Community Archives, please visit the library’s digital exhibit’s ‘Windsor’s History and Pictures’ at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/. SEE Continue Reading...
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