10th Anniversary of Library Closure Announcement

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.

 

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