It has been ten years since the past director and previous Board of the Regina Public Library announced the library closures.
KEY FRPL DATES
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 – RPL announced closure of Prince of Wales, Connaught and Glen Elm Branches of the Library, the Dunlop Art Gallery and Prairie History Room.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 – First Friends of the Regina Public Library meeting at RPL Film Theatre.
December 5, 2003 – First FRPL public rally in front of Central Library and then march to City Hall..
December 10, 2003 – Launch of petition at the Cathedral Area Community Association. The petition requested a referendum to ask for sufficient funding to prevent the closures.
On March 5, 2004 – Petition delivered to City Hall, with 26,048 signatures
April 13, 2004 – City Council meeting for the presentation of the Library budget
April 26, 2004 – City Hall demonstration and Council meeting. Amended budget presented keeping libraries at status quo for that year
August, 2004 – New Library Board Chair, announced that all services would be maintained, pending further public consultations
September, 2004 – First FRPL AGM.