FRPL AGM Sat Oct 21, 2017, 1:30 PM, Artful Dodger, 1631 11th Avenue. It’s been a significant year for libraries in the province. Topics include: Central Library, Prairie History Room, new Albert Library, RPL Strategic Plan, Provincial library funding, FRPL Events, History Book launch
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In its recent budget the Saskatchewan government announced it will provide the following, which in fact amounts to huge budget cuts for city and regional libraries.
– funding for Pahkisimon Nuye?áh in Northern Saskatchewan remains consistent with 2016‐17 levels at $974,000;
– the seven regional library systems will receive $2.5 million in operating funding, a decrease of $3.5 million; and,
– municipal library funding for Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries will be eliminated, a reduction of $1.3 million.
The RPL Budget will be discussed at the City of Regina Executive Committee on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:45 AM at Henry Baker Hall, Main Floor, City Hall.
City of Regina’s recommendation to Executive Committee
“Regina Public Library (RPL)
The Regina Public Library promotes and supports cultural, economic, educational and recreational development in the city through collections, programs and services. Under Section 22(1) of the Public Libraries Act, the Board of the Regina Public Library is required to ask City Council for approval of the mill rate request. The 2016 Library mill rate request is 0.9594. This is a 2.0% increase over the 2015 mill rate”
The budget will then be referred to City Council meeting on December 7th.
To speak at Executive Committee, you do NOT need to send in a submission ahead of time, but simply register at the start of the meeting that you wish to speak.
Submissions/requests to speak at City Council have to be into the City Clerk’s office by 12 noon on Thursday, December 3rd.
For more details, download the Packet for the Executive Committee meeting found at
The RPL budget and discussion of the past year and plans for the year ahead is on pages 20 to 38 of the packet.
FRPL’s public meeting brought forward a number of points of discussion regarding the RPL’s recent reports on the Central Library upgrade.
Links to the Dialog consultations report and the Group Two building assessment report are available here.
Leader Post article
Central Library will be discussed at the RPL Board meeting, Tuesday March 24 at 4:30 pm, second floor Boardroom.
– Jennifer Fix of DIALOG will be making a presentation about the consultation process this summer.
– An engineering firm will be making a presentation on their assessment of the physical condition of the library building.
Please attend if you can.
Please try to get there about 4:15 so seating can be arranged if there are a lot of people attending.
The Dialog report should be available on-line shortly after the Board meeting. Most likely at this webapge: http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld
And could be at this site that has the Dialog consultation process material from 2014 http://www.reginalibrary.ca/centralengagement
City Council will holds its budget meeting this evening at 5:30 pm and the RPL budget and plans for the upcoming year will be part of the discussion.
FRPL will be making a presentation. FRPL to City re RPL budget 2015 – Dec 8 – final
Media release from FRPL. FRPL Release – RPL Budget – Dec 8, 2014 – final
City Council Package including RPL budget and FRPL presentation. City Council Package (RPL Budget) Dec 8, 2014
If you cannot attend in person, the Council meeting will be broadcast live on Access Communications.
The Council meeting agenda and the package with the RPL budget and the FRPL presentation are also located here. “View Meeting Calendar, Agendas and Decisions”. http://www.regina.ca/residents/council-committees/meeting-calendar-agenda/