What's New

  • Second Floor Reopening, 2020
        GIF showing a WPL staff member removing the chain from in front of the staircase leading to the second floor of the Central Library. The Central Library was opened to patrons on September 8, 2020.
      GIF showing a WPL staff member removing the chain from in front ...
  • Whitby Central Library Lobby, 2021
        Colour photograph showing the lobby at the Central Library set up for contactless pick-up.
      Colour photograph showing the lobby at the Central Library set up for ...
  • Library Catalogue Computer, 2020
        Colour photograph showing one of the catalogue computers at the Central Library face down. Many of the computers at Central were made inaccessible in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
      Colour photograph showing one of the catalogue computers at the Central Library ...
  • Whitby Central Library Self Checkout Machines, 2020
        Colour photograph showing the self checkout machines at the Whitby Central Library. Only two of the four machines were accessible in order to keep staff and patrons distanced to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
      Colour photograph showing the self checkout machines at the Whitby Central Library. ...
  • Children's Tablets at Whitby Central Library, 2020
        Colour photograph showing the children's tablets at Whitby Central Library. The tablets were not accessible in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
      Colour photograph showing the children's tablets at Whitby Central Library. The tablets ...
  • Whitbty Central Library Furniture, 2020
        Colour photograph of the fireplace area on the second floor at the Central Library. Extra furniture was stored in this area when patrons were not permitted to sit/study in the Library during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Colour photograph of the fireplace area on the second floor at the ...
  • Lobby at Whitby Central Library, 2020
        Colour photograph showing the lobby at the Whitby Central Library. The chair in the image was set up for a security guard to screen patrons before entering the library to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
      Colour photograph showing the lobby at the Whitby Central Library. The chair ...
  • Holds Area at Central Library, 2020
        Colour photograph showing the holds area at the Whitby Central Library. Most of the shelves were moved into the lobby to facilitate contactless pick-up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      Colour photograph showing the holds area at the Whitby Central Library. Most ...
  • Second Floor Information Desk, 2020
        Colour photograph showing the Second Floor Information Desk at the Whitby Central Library. The desk has been set up with a plexiglass barrier to protect staff and the community from the spread of COVID-19.
      Colour photograph showing the Second Floor Information Desk at the Whitby Central ...
  • Whitby COVID-19 Stories
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  • "Dear Santa" Poem
        Letter to Santa In this difficult year, Santa, you must up your game, Everything here's changing, nothing's the same. No usual entrance by magical key No roof top sleigh parking then down the chimney The gifts straight from Amazon and not the North Pole. No crowds in the mall for ...
      Letter to Santa In this difficult year, Santa, you must up your ...
  • The Vaccine (poem)
        It brings us hope. Hope to get together again. Hope to speak to each other in person. Hobe to kiss and hug each other. Hope to love each other in real life. Hope to travel. Hope to go to concerts, football games and movies. Hope to enjoy ourselves at parties. ...
      It brings us hope. Hope to get together again. Hope to speak ...
  • Quarantine (poem)
        I stay home. I work from home. I don't spend time in traffic. I don't spend money on things I don't need. I don't travel abroad. I live in sweatpants. I don't dress up. I don't apply makeup. Sweatpants are the new dress pants. I save up money. My garden ...
      I stay home. I work from home. I don't spend time in ...
  • I Can See It in Your Eyes
        Poem by Victoria West
      Poem by Victoria West
  • Earth in the Time of Corona
        Poem written by Victoria West
      Poem written by Victoria West
  • "Remember Them Still" Poem
        REMEMBER THEM STILL Like everything else it's different this year. Tradition is changing, with many a tear. Though sombre it's true,we remember them still who sacrificed life and went over the hill to their deaths ,full of honour , cut off in their prime, the waste and the sadness ,a ...
      REMEMBER THEM STILL Like everything else it's different this year. Tradition is ...
  • "Stay the Course" Poem
        Stay the course Over the mountains and under the sea are all kind of mysteries for you and for me. So many problems that wait to be solved many adventures before they're resolved. There's equipment to gather and skills to perfect if we're to prevent all our plans being wrecked. ...
      Stay the course Over the mountains and under the sea are all ...
  • "Hope" Poem
        Hope Hope, a beacon in the dark, a whisp of breath, a longing dream. A cry for help, courageous plea. The unknown begged. Look speedily, and see up close all that we need. The world is wounded. Stop the bleed. We look undaunted to the light. Maintain our vision, do ...
      Hope Hope, a beacon in the dark, a whisp of breath, a ...
  • EARLY COVID LOCKDOWNS
        The good news : Brave truckers continued to work and transport essentials. The bad new : Many highway rest stops closed. The good news : Whitby kindly converted Iroquois Park into a rest stop for truckers.
      The good news : Brave truckers continued to work and transport essentials. ...
  • EARLY COVID LOCKDOWNS
        The good news : Kids home from school. The bad news : Nothing to do , playgrounds closed.
      The good news : Kids home from school. The bad news : ...
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