READ Rosemount has written to Mayor Jim Watson and OPL Board Chair/Councillor Tim Tierney to request the City and Library commit to a plan that “will lead to a new Rosemount library that meets the community’s current and future needs.” The Rosemount branch library building (18 Rosemount Ave in Hintonburg/Kitchissippi Ward 15) will be 100 years old in 2018. It is heavily used and loved by the community it serves…but it is too small and only half the size of comparable serving branches. It was expanded in 1932 and the only major renovation was completed in the 1980’s. It has the highest circulation/sq.ft and the third highest number of visitors/sq.ft. of all OPL’s 33 branches. However, it has no public, bookable meeting rooms (25 other branches have such rooms) and vastly fewer seats and public access computers than other branches of comparable activity. It is on the OPL board’s priority list for capital renewal. For further information contact READ Chair, Josh Nutt (firstname.lastname@example.org ) For the full text of the letter click here.