As has been known for quite some time that this would happen, the Albert Library building is now up for sale, as the library functions will now move into the new Mâmawêyatitân Centre shared facility.
Here is a news article
This is the RFP with details
The Regina Public Library budget goes before City Council on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
Friends of the Regina Public Library will be making a presentation based on this letter. FRPL to City re RPL budget 2014 – Feb 20 – final
Please attend the City Council meeting to show your support for Friends of the Regina Public Library and for our libraries.
The City Council meeting starts at 5:30. The Library budget is often one the first items discussed.
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The draft Regina Public Library Budget has been put on the City of Regina website. It will be going to Executive Committee on Wednesday, January 15th at 11:45 am.
If you want to make a verbal presentation to Executive Committee, you just have to show up and fill in a form. You will have 10 minutes.
The recommendation is to have it forwarded to the February 24th, 5:30 pm City Council meeting. If you wish to make a presentation to City Council, you have to provide a written brief of your remarks to the City Clerk’s Office by Thursday, February 20th at 1 pm. You can email your request and brief to firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the draft budget go to www.regina.ca/residents/council-committees/meeting-calendar-agenda and then click on the Executive Committee on January 15th and then click on the agenda item EX14-1 on the right hand side and you will either directly see the budget or it will be downloaded to your computer.
Any thoughts on the budget can be sent to FRPL or to your City Councilor if you have concerns or questions. There is likely going to be a FRPL letter sent to City Council in February.
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RPL Survey on until August 31, 2013
The online survey is intended to give input to the Regina Public Library Board about programs, services and facilities that Central Library and the Branches provide to their patrons. http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld/
The Friends see Central Library as more than simply another branch but as an historic provider of the Children’s Branch, Dunlop Art Gallery, Film Theatre and Prairie History Room as part of the basics of the library system. For 51 years, these have been a valuable part of Regina’s libraries and need to be kept. An underground parkade, or other major additional demands will likely lead to demolishment of the current heritage modernist building.
The survey doesn’t ask about keeping the current building – put ideas on this and other topics in the last question. Please fill out the survey. Pass this on to your friends.
If you can’t do the survey on-line call the RPL (306) 777-6000 or the Friends (306) 535-9570.
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The Albert Library will be relocated to the North Central Shared Facility. The Albert Branch will still retain the same name – this is a chance to name the new overall facility. Deadline for suggestions is Feb. 28, 2013.
We need a name!
A message from the North Central Shared Facility:
Early in the development of the project it acquired the working title of North Central Shared Facility. It’s time to give it a real name, and with the project actively moving forward it is timely that we do it now. Please see the attached PDF file with more information and a response form. NCSF_NamingForm_V
What do you think it should be called? What name do you think will reflect the values of the community and the purpose and significance of the facility? We need your ideas!
This information is also available on the project website at www.northcentralsharedfacility.ca