History Book Project

Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library will be launched on Saturday October 28 at 3 pm at the Central Library in Regina.

Many interesting stories emerged from the interviews with former Library staff and from the RPL Board minutes – starting back one hundred years ago!

Using a variety of perspectives and sources, including personal essays, archival materials and historical analysis, the project is a social history of the Regina Public Library in the context of a changing city. It includes sections that focus on how the library has reflected the community’s evolving needs and interests through Branch development and such innovative programming as the Dunlop Art Gallery, art rentals, the Prairie History Room, a film collection and the RPL Film Theatre.

The project is published by the University of Regina Press. The co-editors are Susan Birley, Anne Campbell and Jeannie Mah. Research assistance has also been provided by a number of people.

The History Project greatly appreciates the funding support it has received from:

  • Regina Public Library
  • Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board
  • Saskatchewan Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport – Building Pride Program
  • Creative Saskatchewan



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