Rosemount Library – Let Champlain Park’s voice, YOUR voice be heard!

Rosemount Library is the second most used library per sq/ft of all 32 branches AND has been the #1 branch priority for the Ottawa Public Library for three years. Yet, other libraries lower on the list have had expansions and redevelopments. Now is a critical time for Rosemount, especially with all the surrounding development that is occurring.

READ (Rosemount Expansion and Development) is a group of local volunteers throughout Rosemount’s catchment area that want to support Rosemount Library. We are working closely with library staff and with politicians at various levels of government on this issue.

We encourage you to have your voice be heard in a few key ways:

1. Have your say in the vision!

Participate in the community consultation upcoming in March and April

Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome!

What would you like to see in a redeveloped Rosemount Branch?
Dates, times and Details available at http://www.readrosemount.ca/read-rosemount-library-community-consultation/

2. Sign the Letter of Support for Rosemount

Every name on the letter of support matters. Take two minutes to add yours at www.readrosemount.ca.

3. Spread the word

Tell your neighbours, friends, and community connections about Rosemount’s current status and the consultation process.
· Facebook: www.facebook.com/READRosemount
· Twitter: READRosemount
· Website: www.readrosemount.ca (this includes why the library needs updating!)

For more details please view the PDF flyer version for this great cause!

Rosemount Library Expansion & Development Group

From http://wvca.ca/2015/11/rosemount-library-expansion-development/ via Joan Dorsay:

From READ – the Rosemount Expansion and Development group:

Do you care about Rosemount – YOUR COMMUNITY LIBRARY? Then please follow the activities of READ through our email list as well as facebook group, twitter and our website.

Rosemount Library is the second most used library per sq/ft of all 32 branches AND has been the #1 branch priority for the Ottawa Public Library for three years. Yet, other libraries lower on the list have had expansions and redevelopments. Now is a critical time for Rosemount, especially with all the surrounding development that is occurring.

READ (Rosemount Expansion and Development) is a group of local volunteers throughout Rosemount’s catchment area that want to help expand and redevelopment Rosemount Library. We are working closely with library staff and with politicians at various levels of government on this issue.

We would like YOU to follow our occasional email updates and our social media presence so that you know what’s going on. We may need, in rare instances, to engage library users in advocacy or planning and this is the way to find out.
PLEASE CONNECT TODAY!

Email list: Email READRosemount@gmail.com put ‘join list’ in the subject heading
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/READRosemount
Twitter: @READRosemount
Website: http://www.readrosemount.ca/

Funding for Rosemount Library Update

Also see the previous post on this topic.


Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 16:55:25 -0400
Subject: Funding for Rosemount Library Update
From: readrosemount@gmail.com

From: Richard Van Loon, READ Chair

Attached is the Ottawa Public Library Board Document approved at a special meeting on May 26, 2015 requesting City Council to include the Rosemount Library on a list of projects to be submitted for funds from the federal government’s new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Fund.

Here is the subsequent announcement from Councillor Jeff Leiper, today May 27, indicating that Council had approved the request. As Councillor Leiper says “Fingers crossed!”

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/rosemount-library-update

Richard Van Loon, Chair
Rosemount Expansion And Development Group

E. readrosemount@gmail.com
FB. https://www.facebook.com/READRosemount
Twitter: @READRosemount

RosemountFunding-May26-Board May 26, 2015.pdf

Rosemount Library Branch Renewal

Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:44:32 -0400
Subject: Rosemount Library Branch
From: rvl2701@gmail.com

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

READ one pager Feb 7, 2015.pdf

Objectives for READ.pdf


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.

Dennis

Rosemount Library to Expand

Of interest to our neighbourhood, news from councillor Katherine Hobbs that our nearest city library will be getting funding for expansion.

http://ourkitchissippi.ca/news/breaking-news-rosemount-library-to-expand/

November 29, 2013

[Rosemount Library in Ottawa]

Rosemount Library is 95 years old today! At a ceremony this afternoon I announced expansion plans for Rosemount and I wanted to share this early news with all in Kitchissippi. I requested that the Rosemount branch be listed in the budget as one of the priorities for renovation.

With the approval of the Ottawa Public Library 2014 budget this week, funding was included for Rosemount to be expanded. Please check back on my website as more information is forthcoming.

When you visit the library please take the time to fill out a Post-It note to say what you would like to see, so that your voice will go into the planning of the facility improvements.

Thanks and have a great weekend,

Katherine Hobbs