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For more information or to sign up, please contact the following branches (Central, Bridgeview or John Muir) at 519-255-6770.

WPL IS MORE THAN BOOKS!

Windsor Public Library sure doesn’t stand in the way of true love – particularly when a long road trip is involved. Who can say ‘nay’ when Archie, a beautiful and very rare Dutch Cremello, stopped by Central Branch in downtown Windsor the other day.  Archie and his family were en route from Toronto to South Carolina to hook up with his girlfriend when they needed some assistance – and of course since WPL ‘is more than books’, we were happy to help out. Archie was ‘hoarse’ Continue Reading...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The first meeting of the 2023-2026 Windsor Public Library Board took place Tuesday, February 21 at John Muir Branch in West Windsor. Following nominations, Ward 4 Councillor Mark McKenzie was acclaimed as chairperson and Ward 9 Councillor, Kieran Mckenzie, was acclaimed as Vice-Chairperson. WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2023-2026 City of Windsor Representatives Councillor Renaldo Agostino Councillor Kieran McKenzie Councillor Mark McKenzie Community Representatives Nicole Daignault Massimo De Menech Marko Jovanovic Moustafa Yahfoufi...
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. It’s  a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.  It’s also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians to learn about the experiences of Black Canadians in our society, and the vital role this community has Continue Reading...
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keep your library card active in 2023!

Happy New Year from WPL!  Keep your library card up to date to ensure continued access to our resources, both physical and digital.  If you’re not sure when or if your card has expired call 519-255-6770 or visit your local branch.  We’re here to help you make 2023 a year to read, learn & discover!...
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HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: WE CAN MAKE YOU A STAR

Your favourite public library can help take the stress out of the holidays. Throughout December and culminating with New Year festivities, the year-long WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign comes to an end with a primer on holiday entertaining.  Let us provide a virtual chef, party planner, sommelier and maître d’ – they’re all just a click away. The year-long campaign has focussed – in a fun way – on resources not usually associated with public libraries, but resources which are necessary for us to survive in Continue Reading...
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RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Nurture your physical and mental health by managing stress and workplace burnout and also by developing coping skills and by releasing your untapped potential.  Invest in yourself by exploring Windsor Public Library self-help resources and programs. In October, the WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign continues, featuring the many ways customers can search for knowledge and comprehension in a hectic and chaotic world – we call phase 5 of the campaign – ‘Shelf Help”.   We’d like Windsorites to discover what many customers have known for a while – a library card Continue Reading...
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ARCHITECTURE RESOURCES DONATED BY LOCAL GROUP

Thanks to a $700 donation by the Windsor Region Society of Architects (WRSA), Windsor Public Library has added a collection of children’s materials on the topic of architecture to the Seminole Branch collection. Through 40 titles, such as Roberto the Insect Architect, The World Is Not a Rectangle, The LEGO Architect, The Girl’s Guide to Building a Fort and How Cities Work, Windsor kids can explore ideas of architecture, design, neighbourhoods and urban planning. “Windsor Public Library is truly grateful to WRSA for funding this important Continue Reading...
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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed, but displays of Indigenous content and resources will be featured at all branches and online at the Digital Branch throughout the week.  Also please check here for additional information and resources. Check out a video on Truth and Reconciliation prepared by staff Starting September 26, stop by Fontainebleau Branch for a Dreamcatcher Take & Make Kit. On September 27 at 4 pm, join us at Budimir for our first monthly Continue Reading...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 19 to honour the life and legacy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. WPL will join with the City of Windsor in marking September 19 as a Day of Mourning.  This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada. There will be a national commemorative ceremony to honour the life and service of Her Majesty. The ceremony will be held Continue Reading...
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RIVERSIDE BRANCH RECEIVES ‘TLC’

Over the past several weeks library staff has been busy giving Riverside Branch a dramatic transformation with the ‘big reveal’ happening earlier this week. The 14,000+ square foot building was constructed in 1995 and recently saw a renovation and re-configuration of the first floor, including new flooring, the move of public computers to a more easily accessed location and changes to the Circulation and Information desks – all to enhance the customer experience. “I encourage all Riverside customers to stop in and experience our beautiful new Continue Reading...
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