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RPL survey – discussion of implications – Tues. Aug. 13

 Friends of the Regina Public Library will be holding a meeting to discuss:

– the RPL survey questions

– the implications of the survey for library services

– the implications of the survey for library facilities

– the implications of the survey for Central Library

– the potential for upcoming release of designs and consultations

– what about people who can’t fill in an on-line survey & timing of the survey over summer

– actions to be taken

Tuesday August 13, 2013

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 – 13th Ave, Regina

The RPL Board’s survey is located at http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld

RPL survey – important considerations

What’s in the Survey?

Satisfaction with:

  • RPL services and importance of services in all Branches
  • Parking around Central Library – possibly leading to a costly underground parkade, and certain demolition of the current building

In an upgraded or new Central Library building, possible inclusion of:

  • educational and cultural services
  • access to public computers/technology
  • meeting spaces, conference facilities
  • museum, theatre, entertainment facilities
  • coffee shop
  • retail stores, grocery store
  • offices and condos

When filling out the survey consider:

  • services that are part of our library system that should be continued
  • new services that would contribute to literacy of all kinds
  • need to locate services in Central Library, requiring a much larger space
  • much larger facility would likely lead to a presumed need for a public-private partnership to pay for costs

See the RPL survey at http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld

FRPL at Cathedral Arts Festival Sat May 25

FRPL will once again have a table at the

Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Saturday May 25.

Set-up about 9 am. Fair opens 10 am to 5 pm.


Anyone having a little time to volunteer at the table, or set-up, please send us a message. on our Contact page.

Or just drop by and have a visit!

RPL P3 Canada application available

In June 2011 the RPL applied to the P3 Canada (Public Private Partnership) fund for the large redevelopment of Central Library Building.  The application form has finally been made publicly available on the RPL website.  http://www.reginalibrary.ca/cld/?q=node/23 and is available on the FRPL website. Regina Public Library – Application Form with Supplementary Notes – Round 3

The RPL has since withdrawn this application from the  P3 Canada fund process, because the Masonic Temple property was not available. But it is still very useful to read it for the plans that were there, since aspects may be used in the next design for Central Library.

Is it possible that they might reapply in the future?

RPL Strategic Plan – 2011 and Beyond

The Strategic Plan is an important part of setting the budget and determining future use of the Central Library Building, as well as goals for operations and services. It is very worthwhile to see what the RPL is aiming to accomplish and how it is described.

“RPL – A New Direction – Setting the Course Looking Ahead: 2011 and Beyond”

This is available here stratplan2011 or on the About Us page of the RPL website http://www.reginalibrary.ca/about/index.html

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/

Plan B at Library Board June 26

We are before the Regina Public Library Board again on Tuesday, June 26th at 4:30 pm to ask the Library Board more questions.
This is their last public meeting until the Fall. 
Please consider coming out and seeing what they have to say. 
Arrive early as there is limited seating and the meeting starts promptly at 4:30 pm.  The Board meeting is in the 2nd Floor Boardroom of the Central Library.