READ Rosemount Chair Rick Van Loon and VC Emily Addison presented at the well attended Kitchissippi Community Forum organized by Councillor Jeff Leiper, Jan 12, 2016 at GCTC. Here are the major points of the presentation.
- READ’s mission is to advocate for the expansion and development of the well-used and severely overcrowded Rosemount Library.
- On a sq. ft/capita basis, Rosemount circulates more than double the items of all but one other branch library.
- There is a need for community consultation and engagment to make sure that any development corresponds with residents’ needs.
- READ will be hosting community meetings and engagement events in the first part of 2016.
- There is a concern that the location of a new central library on the Flats could have a negative impact on the development or even the continued existence of the Rosemount Library.
READ Rosemount also staffed an information table, got lots of names for the petition/letter of support and spoke to many attendees.