All branches are open
and will switch to
Winter Hours on September 21, 2020.

See the Winter Hours here: https://tinyurl.com/y4hvbbux

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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Computer Access Available at All Branches

As of next Monday (August 17), public computer access will be available at all WPL branches – with Chisholm, Forest Glade and Seminole joining the list of locations already offering the service. 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 Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

This week/s Throwback Thursday Picture taken around 1965, is of the Township of Sandwich East Police Department, located at 4667 Tecumseh Road East just a couple of addresses from Pillette Road. Next door is the Sylark Pizzeria Restaurant. In 1966 the Township of Sandwich East along with Townships of Sandwich East and South, Town of Riverside and City of Ojibway would be amalgamated with City of Windsor. The Township of Sandwich East Police Department would also be absorbed into the City of Windsor Police Department. In Continue Reading...
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WPL Adopts Plan to address Racism and Social Inequity

At the regular July meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board, directors unanimously passed a motion to adopt an Anti-Racism Action Plan.  The document provides a framework and plan to address racism and social inequity in the workplace and in the services and programs it provides. “Public libraries are meeting places for people, ideas, learning and culture,” says WPL Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin. “They are places for community learning, where ideas are debated, issues of the day discussed and places where the community is welcomed.  Continue Reading...
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Central Branch Opens Doors For Public Computer Use

Effective Monday, July 27, Central Branch (185 Ouellette Avenue) of Windsor Public Library will open for customers wanting computer and internet access.  The trial period will run through Friday, July 31, at which time a decision will be made on the feasibility and practicality of gradually opening the doors at all branches.  It should be noted that Central Branch will ONLY open for computer access. Curbside service will continue. “Computer and internet access is a fundamental community service which was suspended with our closure in March.  Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

The Lounge for Office Staff at Hiram Walker’s and Sons Limited, is this week’s Throwback Thursday Picture. Taken around 1925 this photograph shows the lounge that was located in Hiram Walker’s Head Office on Riverside Drive East. Features to notice in the photograph are the ceiling detail, the piano located at the back left of the photograph, plus the wind-up Victrola which was located in the corner of the room. The Head Office was designed by the famous Detroit architect Albert Kahn and was constructed from Continue Reading...
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A Gentle Reminder About Unreturned Materials

All WPL Book Returns have been open since June 15 to receive materials checked out prior to our closure in March.  Please be aware of your due dates and return items as they come due.  Anything checked out prior to June 24 should now be returned.  Book Returns are open 24/7....
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Virtual Summer Reading Club Contests are Here!

Have you heard that WPL is hosting a number of fun contests as part of our Virtual Summer Reading Club? That’s right! In addition to all of the fun storytimes, crafts, STEAM experiments, author visits and more, we have also planned the following exciting contests for you! Colouring Contest:  Download, print and colour our specially designed WPL exclusive colouring page from local artist Carrie Stephens of Inspirational Zest. Then scan or take a picture of your masterpiece and send it to us at programs@windsorpubliclibrary.com. Don’t forget Continue Reading...
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Great News For Family History Researchers

Great news for those who’ve always been curious about their family history – Ancestry.com has extended remote access to the Ancestry Library Edition database for another two months, until August 31.  Courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry, this extension means researchers can continue to access historic documents and genealogy resources available to all WPL card-holders without visiting the library.   You never know what you’ll discover.  Go to Databases/Resources, scroll down to Local History & Genealogy, and click on Ancestry Library to access....
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