Windsor Public Library seeks community input on central branch – Ontario News

Windsor Public Library seeks community input on central branch – Ontario News


Got an opinion on what Windsor Public Library should do with its central branch? Now’s your chance to give it.

The library is currently studying options on the future of its main building at 850 Ouellette Ave. Community input is part of that process.

To that end, Windsor Public Library has posted a survey on its website (www.windsorpubliclibrary.com), and has also made print versions of the survey available at all WPL branches.

The survey seeks written responses to questions such as: “In the library space as it is now, is there anything that you find to be missing or awkward?”


Inside the Windsor Public Library’s central branch at 850 Ouellette Ave. on March 15, 2017.

Dan Janisse /

Windsor Star

The survey will be open for six weeks. The results will be included in a report that goes before the library board in November 2017.

Following recommendations from city council, Windsor Public Library has hired a planning consultant to determine “the best course of action” for the 101,000-square-foot main branch building, which opened in 1973.

Anne McKay is the library planning consultant who has been retained. She’ll be working with Jason Grossi, an architect of the design studio g+G.

With input from the community and professionals, the Windsor Public Library board hopes to have “a building program and functional plan for the preferred model” of the central branch.

Custodian Bessie Koumoutsidis cleans shelves at Windsor Public Library's central branch on March 15, 2017.


Custodian Bessie Koumoutsidis cleans shelves at Windsor Public Library’s central branch on March 15, 2017.

Dan Janisse /

Windsor Star



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