Windsor Public Library Summer Programs Kick-Off
Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge. The fun officially kicked off on Monday, June 19 at the Seminole Branch of Windsor Public Library (4285 Seminole Street).
Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August.
“Windsor Public Library connects you and your family to reading resources, programs and the latest technology,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “It provides an unprecedented opportunity during the summer months for families to join together and bring the world home from the library”.
On display at Seminole for the kick-off were the Occulus Rift Virtual Reality System which creates a VR environment for games, learning and exploration. Also available for experimentation were a 3D printer; circuitry kits; app controlled robots and robotic kits; and a small, lightweight drone which fits in the palm of your hand. Muse meditation headbands, which can sense brainwaves and are beneficial to the meditation practice, and Osmo, which provides hands-on play for young children on an iPad, were also on display.
“Each year, thousands of excited Windsor children participate in WPL Summer Programs, which are designed to hold off the summer slide,” said WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “Kids are encouraged to read lots of great books, play lots of great games, use technology and have lots of fun—all at the library.”
Parents and children are reminded to drop in to any neighbourhood Windsor Public Library location and pick up a free TD Summer Reading Club kit, which contains stickers and an activity book. This reading club inspires children to keep reading all summer long through regular visits to their public libraries. Last year, approximately 5,000 area children participated in our summer programs.
Go to www.windsorpubliclibrary.com for more information on all summer programs and to download a print-friendly guide, or visit your local library branch and pick up a free program guide.
[Photo: Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ward Councillor Ed Sleiman with students from David Maxwell Public School kicking off the Summer Programs at Seminole Library.]