Welcome to READ: Rosemount (library) Expansion and Development

READ Rosemount 2016 Annual Report

READ is a community group that has been working for over two years to advocate for an expanded and redeveloped Rosemount library. Through our engagement with the community and library staff, READ has determined that the current site of the Rosemount library is too small to meet the community’s current and future needs.

Click her for the complete 2016 READ Annual Report (final 2017-02-19)

On December 6, 2016, READ Rosemount made a presentation to the Ottawa Public Library Board meeting on the 2017 budget as it relates to the development of a new Rosemount Library branch

Click here for the presentation by READ chair Richard Van Loon 

READ Chair Richard Van Loon in front of Rosemount. Photo: Andrea Tomkins.
READ Chair Richard Van Loon in front of Rosemount Library. Photo: Andrea Tomkins, Kitchissippi Times.


On September 6, 2016, READ Rosemount made an important presentation on the future of the Rosemount library to the Ottawa Public Library Board.

Click here for more information on the presentation, the recommendation, questions and answers and media coverage.

Check it out:  Rosemount Library: The Next Chapter (2016).The report of the Rosemount library community consultations held Spring 2016.

Rosemount Community Consultation Results-2 page summary

How Can I Help?

READ is a group of volunteers working to support the Rosemount Library located at 18 Rosemount in Hintonburg, just east of Parkdale St.  The library urgently requires updating and expansion to meet the needs of the community. We have traction with the library staff, the library board, and are working with all levels of government. We are now looking to engage the broader community….that means you.

1.  Sign the Statement of Support for Rosemount Library. Every name will help to advocate for Rosemount’s update and expansion. Here’s the link

Signez le déclaration d’appui à la succursale RosemountChaque nom nous aidera à plaider pour la revitalisation   et l’expansion de Rosemount. Voici le lien.

2. Join the READ email list: readrosemount@gmail.com

3. Sign up for the READ blog posts: see the bottom of right hand sidebar of this page.

4. Follow READ on Facebook

5. Follow READ on Twitter

Tell your neighbours, friends and community organizers you are involved with about READ and this site so that the message can travel even further.

AND… to learn the basics about the issue, start with these links:

  1. Why expansion and development is needed
  2. READ’s mandate and quick backgrounder
  3. READ’s blog for the latest news – see sidebar.⇒

The READ Rosemount Gallery (for more pics see Resources)

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