Tag Archives: Civic

City Council meeting on RPL budget tonight

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/



Central – Open House – Thurs Sept 18

The following is an invitation from the Regina Public Library. Please attend this important event.


You spoke and we listened!

The Regina Public Library is nearing the end of a four-month community engagement process regarding your 21st Century Central Library.  You are invited to drop by a come-and-go open house on September 18th, to learn “what we heard” from the citizens of Regina.

 Participants are also welcome to offer further input.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE:  Your 21st Century Central Library 

                              Thursday, September 18th

                              5:00-8:00 pm

                              Central Library – 2311 12th Avenue

                              2nd Floor, Mezzanine Area

 Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Joan at

jniedermayer (at) reginalibrary.ca


Regina Public Library “Friends” celebrate milestone

Friends of the Regina Public Library

April 26, 2014 6:51 pm

Regina Public Library “Friends” celebrate milestone

By Steve Silva  Global News

Video http://globalnews.ca/video/1293779/evening-news-apr-26-5

Friends of the Regina Public Library celebrate in Unitarian Centre Saturday afternoon.

Matt Myers / Global News

REGINA – Friends of the Regina Public Library celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the day the city voted to save three libraries from closure, Saturday afternoon.

“I owe these people so much because they gave me so much. Sorry, I’m getting a little choked up about that,” said a slightly emotional Vanessa Thorson, who participated in the celebrations over Skype at the Unitarian Centre.

Thorson, who now lives in Yukon, and several others, birthed the group in response to the city’s plan to close the Glen Elm, Connaught, and Prince of Wales branches in November of 2003.

“We met, probably three or four times a week,” said Thorson.

City council eventually voted to fund the libraries, keeping them open.

The funding came after multiple protests, and a petition with 26,000 signatures.

“I’m very shy, but I knew I had to do it. I just had to do it,” said Catherine Verrall, who protested with the group.

Verrall got about 2,000 of the signatures, beating anyone else involved in the cause.

“I’m quite passionate about community, and I think the library is really, it’s really the heart of the community,” she said.

The sentiment was echoed at the event by those who haven’t used libraries for as long a lifetime.

“You don’t have to go there to read, it’s kind of a nice atmosphere in that sense,” said Candis Froess, a history student at the University of Regina.

Froess hopes to get into a library studies master’s program after graduation.

She’s attended the celebration to learn more about the group’s accomplishments.

“I just think what they did was pretty impressive, and I’m happy that they did it because it might set an example for other communities,” she said.

Since the victory, the group’s mission has evolved.

“In a broad sense, it brings the awareness of the public libraries to the community and how valued they are in the community, and why we need to keep them,” said Jim Elliot, a board member of the group.

And while there is always worry for what the future may bring, the group believes it’s ready.

“The Regina Public Library Board knows there’s always somebody that’s going to be watching them, and making them accountable,” said Thorson.





Library budget at City Council Mon. Feb. 24 at 5:30 pm

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.

RPL Survey – response neeeded soon

The Regina Public Library has an on-line survey about library services and in particular about Central Library. This will be used in planning services and for the upgrade of the current Central Library Building / demolishment of the current building and construction of a new building. And for planning future library services. All who are interested in the library are strongly urged to fill in this questionnaire by the end of August. http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld/

Perhaps copies could be printed and given to people who don’t have access to a computer.


All Candidates Forum – Sept 25

On October 24, Reginans go to the polls to elect our new Mayor and City Councillors.Make your voice heard
at the municipal election All-Candidates Forum

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
7:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE AdmissionLocation: Regina Christian School – 2505 23rd Ave (at Albert St., in gymnasium)
Moderator: Mitch Diamantopoulos, Department Chair, University of Regina School of JournalismCome learn where mayoral and city council candidates from all wards stand on important local issues – affordable housing, food security, public transit, and more.7:00 – 8:00 pm: Mayoral candidate forum. Bring written questions for Regina’s potential mayors to answer!

8:00 – 9:00 pm: All-candidates meet and greet. Meet the mayoral candidates and city council candidates from all city wards.

Sponsored by Clean Green Regina, Friends of Regina Public Library, Making Peace Vigil, Queen City Tenants Association, Real Food Regina, Real Renewal, Regina Anti-Poverty Network, Regina and District Labour Council, and Regina Citizens Public Transit Coalition.

Eventbrite: http://electionforum.eventbrite.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/143149345828948/