Tag Archives: 2013

FRPL AGM Oct 19

The FRPL Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday October 19 at 1:30 pm at the Craft Room of the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 445 – 14th Avenue.

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Celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week!

For more information about events, go to http://saskla.ca/programs/slw

Feb. 19 – Show Your Support for Library Services

The RPL Budget will be discussed at City Council on Tuesday February 19 at 5:30 PM. At that time Council will decide to approve or not approve the Library’s request for a 2.9% mill rate increase. FRPL will be making a presentation about various aspects of the RPL budget. Your attendance will show your support for funding for library services.

RPL 2013 Budget – what do you think?

RPL is asking for a 2.9% increase in its budget.

The budget is not on the City website yet, but RPL has posted it on its own website under About Us, Budget and Financial Information.

http://www.reginalibrary.ca/about/Budget%20-%202013%20-%20City%20Submission.pdf

It will be discussed at the

  • Executive Committee meeting on February 13, 11:45 a.m.
  • Special Council Meeting on February 19th, 5:30 p.m.

City Council will vote to approve or not approve the mill rate increase.

To make a presentation to City Council a written submission must be made to the City Clerk’s office by by 1 pm, February 14th.

Anyone can show up at Executive Committee meetings and make presentations by signing up at the time.

FRPL would appreciate hearing any comments you have about the budget and priorities.

RPL Budget for 2013

At the RPL AGM on January 8, 2013 the RPL Board indicated that it would be asking for a 2.9% increase in its mill rate. The Library Director indicated that the main areas where the increase will be going are: technology spending including self service machines; collections especially e-books and audio books; security at the branches; programming such as “Read to Me” distributing books at hospital to parents of newborns, Aboriginal programming; increased hours at branches.

The RPL will be forwarding its budget to City Council this week and it will be available on Friday the 18th to be tabled at the January 21 meeting of Council. The RPL will not be making a presentation at that time, but will be present at a meeting of the Executive Committee to be held in January/February. The RPL budget will be discussed at City Council in February. At that time Council will decide whether to approve or not approve the RPL’s request for a 2.9% increase in its mill rate.