Library pop-ups in
Ward 9 parks this summer!

Captain John Wilson Park:
Thursdays 10 am – 1 pm
August 24, September 14 and October 5

Walker Homesite Park:
Mondays 4 pm – 7 pm
September 11 and October 2

Library cards – Items to check out – Crafts & Activities – Learn about library resources – Free wifi.

Language learners can
build vocabulary, practice
skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

Available as both an app through the App Store and Google Play or through a browser at

Do you have a child
aged 0-5?
Join us for 1000 Books before Kindergarten.

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

Winter Hours Begin Sunday, September 17th

With the summer now almost behind us, Windsor Public Library’s winter hours will commence this coming Sunday, September 17th. Sunday hours will also begin at Budimir, Central and Riverside branches and all three locations will be open 1-5pm for the duration of Winter hours. For individual branch opening hours, please see our Visiting WPL page. Full calendar of winter hours will be posted soon....
Read more

Pop Up Libraries Coming this Summer!

We’re excited to announce pop-up libraries in a couple of Ward 9 parks during the warmer months!  We’ll be at Captain John Wilson (Thursday mornings) and Walker Homesite Park (Monday evenings) every three weeks with all sorts of fun library activities!  Come take a break in our tent, enjoy free Wifi, charge your device, make a library card or craft, and learn more about our resources. Captain John Wilson Park Thursdays 10am-1pm July 13, August 3, August 24, September 14, October 5 Walker Homesite Park Mondays Continue Reading...
Read more

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 for additional information and resources. Please note:  Central, Budimir and Riverside branches will be open 1-5 on Sunday, October 1. For more information about these programs, and to find any last-minute additions, please head to our Calendar of Events....
Read more

August Outdoor Movie Night – The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Rescheduled to September 8th

Windsor Public Library is excited to offer another fun, FREE outdoor movie night on Friday, September 8th at Fontainebleau Park (2690 Rivard Avenue). We’re pleased to be joined once again by the Friends of Fontainebleau group! Family-friendly activities begin at 6:30pm and the movie begins at sundown (approx. 8:15 pm). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. All children must be accompanied by and adult. Mark your calendars for our next outdoor movie night taking place at Forest Glade Optimist Park on Friday, October Continue Reading...
Read more

Summer Reading Program Kicks off on July 8th

Windsor Public Library is once again offering a full summer of fun and activities planned for children – and they are all free of charge! The fun officially kicks off on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Chisholm Branch of Windsor Public Library (1075 Ypres). There will be games, crafts, face painting, cake and more to get children excited to read all summer long. The theme this year is “Read, Learn and Discover with Windsor Public Library”.  Kids of all Continue Reading...
Read more

Family Friendly Outdoor Movie Nights Return

With summer fast approaching, parents across Windsor will be looking for fun activities which appeal to the whole family – and if they’re free, so much the better! Windsor Public Library is here to help! Our lineup of Summer Reading programs will have something to offer children of all ages and interests. In addition to the great programs found in the libraries, WPL is excited to provide free, family-oriented movie nights at various locations around the city – partnering with other community groups when possible. “We’re so Continue Reading...
Read more


With the unofficial start of summer with the first long holiday weekend of the season, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of an aerial photograph of a long traffic jam of cars trying to cross the Ambassador Bridge back into Canada. This image was taken sometime in the 1950s, showing a situation many Windsorites are very familiar with having to wait too pass through customs on their way home. On the right of the bridge is Assumption University (University of Windsor), and large structure across the Continue Reading...
Read more


Please be aware that we have received numerous reports of scammers purporting to represent Windsor Public Library promoting services requiring payment.  Please be aware that The Windsor Public Library Board does not directly solicit payment for services or donations. The Windsor Police Service has been notified and is investigating. Any jobs at the Windsor Public Library would be posted on the City of Windsor website, at this link:
Read more


Forest Glade branch is celebrating a birthday on Monday, May 15.  For 35 years it has been providing entertainment, educational and information resources to the residents of East Windsor. An Open House is scheduled from 3 to 5 pm.  Library staff would love to have the community stop by to celebrate:  food, fun activities and giveaways are scheduled. The 5,500 sq. ft. facility was officially opened on May 15, 1988.  Designed by local architect John Hreno, a major renovation took place in 2021 upgrading both the Continue Reading...
Read more