Category Archives: Announcements

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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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,...
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Happy Canada Day

As we approach Canada Day and a ‘new normal’ in Windsor, on behalf of our tremendous staff, thank you for your support as we navigate these pandemic times. It is a privilege  – and great fun – to find new and innovative ways to serve you. The first phase of the WPL COVID-19 Recovery Plan began Monday, June 15 with the introduction of Curbside Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service at all library...
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Curbside Service

To utilize our Curbside Service, simply place holds on materials in the same manner as always by accessing your library account on our website. On receipt of notification that the order is ready, call 519-796-5119 or complete the online form found on our website.  A response will be forthcoming within one business day, at which time an appointment can be made for pickup. When picking up and dropping off, customers are urged...
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Curbside Pickup and Delivery Begins June 15/Drop Boxes Open

The first phase of the WPL COVID-19 Recovery Plan begins Monday, June 15 with the start of curbside pickup and the resumption of the return of checked out materials at all branches.  Book drops will open to accept materials borrowed prior to our March 19 closure. “Library staff has focused on implementing a contactless curbside pick-up and drop off plan which ensures the health and safety of customers and staff,”...
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WPL Curbside Pickup and Delivery to Begin June 15

WPL is committed to a safe and gradual return to pre-Covid 19 levels of service, with the health and safety of customers and staff the paramount priority.  The announcement by the Province of Ontario that public libraries may begin to offer curbside pickup and delivery service is certainly welcome. “After consultation with all levels of government, public health officials and other library systems, we believe it prudent to err on...
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We’re Rising to the Occasion

If you’ve  recently visited a grocery store, you know baking goods are in short supply.   No flour.  No yeast.  And you knead them for a recipe!  Although basic baking supplies may be easier to find now we’re all settling into the ‘new normal’, this scarcity has given rise to many news outlets reporting on the phenomenon. CBC has written on the shortage of the iconic yellow Robin Hood bags, CTV...
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Curriculum Support For Young eLearners

For parents and guardians with school-aged children, transitioning to eLearning can be a challenging experience. We’re here to help. WPL staff have been hard at work collecting grade and subject-specific resources to support the content being distributed by schools. It is all available on the WPL website under the Learn@Home tab. “This unprecedented closure has forced many of us to assess and react to daily events. The Windsor Public Library...
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Can’t Get Out? Let Us Come to You!

WPL is proud to announce the launch of it’s Bookmobile On Demand delivery service. If you’re interested in having your library materials dropped on your doorstep by our very own bookmobile, FRED, please email us or contact us by phone at 519-990-1517 with your name, library card number, address and phone number as well as a brief description of the types of materials you are interested in borrowing. From there...
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WPL Telephone Check-In Service

Windsor Public Library believes in the freedom to read, learn and discover even while our doors are closed! We know how important it is to stay connected during this period and are doing whatever we can to continue serving our users’ needs. Are you looking for more information about Windsor Public Library’s online resources? Are you wondering how the library can continue to serve you during the closure? Do you have...
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