Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:44:32 -0400
Subject: Rosemount Library Branch
The Rosemount library branch is the local library for thousands of near west Ottawans. It is one of the busiest branches in the city. It is also one of the least up to date. It was built in 1918 and last renewed in 1982.
It is small, busy, well loved, crowded…and nearly obsolete. The Ottawa Library Board recognized this in 2012, placing Rosemount second only to the main branch as a priority for renewal. But there are still no plans for that renewal. If it is to continue to serve our communities we need to work together, and with the Library Board, to ensure action.
The Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) group has been formed by concerned local citizens to make this happen. READ has representatives of several of our local community associations as well as library users at large as members. It is chaired by Richard Van Loon – that’s me – and has been meeting monthly since November. It has set out objectives which are attached, as is a fact sheet prepared by the group.
There are 13 community associations in the area served by the branch. READ needs their support if it is to succeed. Some of you are already active in this work. This note is to request the support of those who are not yet involved and to express the need for all of us to continue to work on this project.
We would like to have representatives of every Community Association in our area as members of READ. To date we have representatives from Civic Hospital, Carlington, Dalhousie, Hintonburg, Wellington Village and Westboro Beach. Our next meeting is Monday April 13 in the basement of the Hintonburg Community Centre at 1064 Wellington St. Future meetings will be on the second Monday of each month at locations to be announced.
READ also requests that you post our objectives and our fact sheet on your web site, together with this note if you think it appropriate.
I, or another member of READ, will also be pleased to meet with your association at one of your upcoming meetings to explain further what we are doing and to, hopefully, elicit your strong endorsement and support. If this is of interest to your association please just get in touch with me by return email.
Richard Van Loon
Subject: RE: Rosemount Library Branch
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:52:46 -0400
From: Dennis Van Staalduinen
My wife Jeanette is on the committee, so the neighbourhood is represented. But please do join them if you have time and talents to offer.