OPL Board and Staff Fail to Commit to Rosemount Expansion. Why is Rosemount being left behind?

Media Release. Ottawa ON | Oct. 6, 2017

Yesterday, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) released the Business Case Report and its own related staff report on the future of the Rosemount library….Both the business case and the staff report recommend rehabilitating the existing building (ensuring building code compliance, upgrading interiors and changing the exterior entry).  “READ is very disappointed with the reports” said READ Chair Josh Nutt upon reviewing the reports. ….. For the full media release and associated background statistics see:
READ Media Release (2017-10-06)
Rosemount Background Statistics Oct 2017
Rosemount’s Case for Space – in photos ( for more pics see Resources)

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Have a look at some other good OPL branch libraries to which Rosemount aspires.  ↓

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READ ramps up for Fall advocacy


Monday, October 16, 2017
7-9 pm
LOCATION: Hintonburg Community Centre, Burnside Room

Monday, Nov 13, 2017
7-9 pm
LOCATION:  Plant Recreation Centre, 930 Somerset W
(Corner of Somerset and Preston)

Check out READ’s advocacy work

How Can I Help?

READ is a group of volunteers working to support the Rosemount Library located at 18 Rosemount in the Hintonburg are of Ottawa, 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 menu at bottom of page.