MEDIA RELEASES and Statements

December 12, 2017. READ Rosemount: Long Term Predictable Funding for Libraries Needed. Click here for full media release.  

October 27, 2017. An Unfortunate Decision for Rosemount Library. Statement by READ: Rosemount Expansion and Development group.

October 6, 2017. Media Advisory. Ottawa Public Library Board and Staff Fail to Commit to Rosemount Expansion: Why is Rosemount being left behind?   READ Media Release (2017-10-06)

Rosemount Background Statistics (PDF) (2)

September 5, 2016. Media Advisory. A Library for the 21st Century.
Click here to read more.
March 13, 2016. Yarn Bomb at Rosemount Library Click here to read more.

CBC News | December 9, 2018Rosemount Reno Could get $400K boost.  by Ryan Tumilty.
READ Rosemount | December 1, 2018

 by Josh Nutt, Chair READ Rosemount Community Group  “The Ottawa Public Library’s Rosemount Branch recently marked 100 years in its current building on 18 Rosemount Ave. Service is top-notch at Rosemount; the space leaves much to be desired. But after renovations beginning soon, Rosemount will, READ hopes, march into its second century revitalized and ready to provide improved community spaces for reading, reflection, social congregation, and study -notwithstanding the limited space the architects have to work with.” Click here for full article 

November 2018. Newswest (p.3) /Kitchissippi Times. Rosemount Library Revitalization.
“Revamped outdoor areas at the Rosemount Branch will not guarantee year-round comfortable reading spaces to rectify current crowded conditions. READ stresses the importance of additional indoor space” by Josh Nutt. NW November 2018 p 3

September 2018. Newswest (p.1)/Kitchissippi Times. Rosemount Library Renovations Begin. B. Clubb. Click here to read more.

August 2018. Newswest (p.3)/Kitchissippi Times. Users Deserve Better. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.

May 2018. Newswest/Kitchissippi Times (p. 33). Rosemount Library Gets a Band-Aid: Added space is what’s needed. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.

April 12, 2018. Newswest/Kitchissippi Times (p.22).   Rosemount Library’s Future: A depot during renovations. Blaine Marchand.  Click here to read more. 

March 15, 2018. Newswest/Kitchissippi Times (p.14). Rosemount Library Renovations.  Blaine Marchand.  Click here to read more.

February 15, 2018. Newswest/Kitchissippi Times (p.15)A  City  that Fosters Innovation: Long term strategy need for libraries.   Blaine Marchand.   Click here to read more. 

January  25, 2018. Maclean’s. How Public Libraries are Reinventing Themselves for the 21st Century: Coding, 3D printers. And booksBrian Bethune. Click here to read full article/

December 21, 2017. Ottawa West News.  Group Wants Funding Plan for Library Renewal. Melissa Murray. Click here to read more.

November 23, 2017. Newswest/Kitchissippi Times (p.17)  How Can We Fund Library Services for Kitchissippi? Comparative Library Funding. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.   Correction note: the figure quoted for Edmonton Public Library should be $79.8M

Oct 26, 2017. Newswest/Kitchissippi TimesA Difficult Decision  Blaine Marchand

Oct 11, 2017. Ottawa Citizen. Library Board votes to renovate Rosemount Branch. Jon Willing.  Click here to read more.

Oct 10, 2017. Ottawa Metro NewsCity’s oldest library to be renovated, not replaced.  Kieran Delamont. Click here to read more

Oct 10, 2017. Ottawa Citizen. Rosemount Branch Deserves More than a Renovation. By Jon Willing.  click here to read more

Sept 28, 2017. Newswest-on-line/Kitchissippi Times. Rosemount Library: The City Should Commit to a New Plan. Blaine Marchand.   Click here to read more

March 16, 2017.  Newswest-on-line/Kitchissippi Times. A unique perspective on Rosemount Library: Ask the kids who use it.  Blaine Marchand.   Click here to read more

Jan 19, 2017. Newswest-on-line/Kitchissippi Times p 12. Rosemount Library: the future begins now. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more

Jan. 5, 2017. Kitchissippi Times, p. 5. March 31. A Wish List for the Oldest Library in Ottawa. Click here to read more

Dec. 8, 2016. Kitchissippi Times, p 10-11. Five Things About Richard Van Loon: Get to know this scholar, READer, Kitchissippi native.  Judith van Berkom.  Click here to read more.

Dec. 8, 2016. Newswest-on-line/Web-extra.   Rosemount revisited: the issue remains- lack of space.  Blaine MarchandClick here to read more

November 24, 2016. Newswest Online/Web-extra. Space to READ: a common goal for OPL and west end users. by Blaine Marchand.  Click here to read more. 

October 27, 2016. Newswest-on-line/Kitchissippi Times. p.16. Rosemount Library: A lifelong habit. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.

September 20, 2016. Ottawa West Community News. Group will stand firm on new location and expansion of Rosemount LibraryMelissa Murray. Click here to read more.

September 8, 2016. Ottawa West Community News. Residents Want Brand New Rosemount Library. Melissa Murray. Click here to read more.

(Also available in Sept 15, 2016 print edition p. 11)

September 7, 2016. CBC. Ottawa Library Board to Consider New Branch in Hintonburg. Steve FischerClick here to read more.

September 6, 2016. Ottawa Citizen. Rosemount Library Users Want a New Branch. Jon Willing. Click here to read more.

July 26, 2016. Ottawa Community News/Ottawa West News Rosemount library public consultation report released. Melissa Murray. Click here to read more.

July 14, 2016. Centretownbuzz p. 9. “Can you wax lyrical about your local library?” Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more……

July 7, 2016. Kitchissippi Times/News West p. 11. “T’was Always Thus….Citizen input on Rosemount Library. Blaine Marchand.  Click here to read more.

June 23, 2016. News West p. 16. “Can You Wax Lyrical About Your Library?: Library group reaches out to creative creative readers.Blaine Marchand.   Newswest June 23, 2016 Horz

May 26, 2016. Kitchissippi Times/Newswest.Rosemount Library: an important community effort.” Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more. 

April 28, 2016. Kitchissippi Times/ Newswest.  “Rosemount library renovation, expansion and relocation discussed at consultation….” Melissa Murray. Click Here to read More.

April 14, 2016 Kitchissippi Times/ Newswest. “Speaking of ‘Overdue’…; Community Demands Equal Facilities for Rosemount Library.” Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.

March 31, 2016 Kitchissippi Times (Front page on paper edition). A wish list for the oldest library in Ottawa. Judith van Berkom. Click here to read more.

March 17, 2016 Kitchissippi Times/Newswest. “The Next Chapter: Your Say on the Rosemount Library Expansion”. Blaine Marchand  Click here to read more.

March 15, 2016MetroNews:Community group seeks next chapter for ageing Rosemount Library”. Click Here to read more.

February 18, 2016, Kitchissippi Times/Newswest. “Rosemount Library: Consultation Planned.” Blaine Marchard. Click here to read more.

January 21, 2016, Kitchissippi Times/Newswest.  “A growing library for a growing community.” Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more. 

January 15, 2016. Ottawa Sun: “Community branch still needed if central library moves west, advocate says.”  John Willing. Click here to read more.

Dec 10, 2015 (p.20). Newswest/Kitichissippi Times: “Reading Between the Lines” Library board report ignores community. Blaine Marchand  Click here to read more. 

10 dec 2015. Le Droit.  “Priorité à la bibliothèque central” De gros dossiers sont dans le collimateur de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO). À l’avant-scène, on retrouve celui de la construction d’une nouvelle bibliothèque centrale. C’est dans cette optique que son conseil d’administration a adopté son budget 2016. Click here to read more.

CBC News, Nov 21, 2015  “Rosemount report should be made public says group wanting expansion.”  Click here to read more

Ottawa Community News, June 03, 2015   “Ottawa Seeks Federal Grant for Rosemount Expansion” Click here to read

Newswest On-line, May 28, 2015  “READ this bookmark; then bookmark READ” Click here to read

Kitchissippi Times, May 7, 2015 Maxine Betteridge-Moes Click here to read

CentreTown Buzz, April 22, 2015 Blaine Marchand Click here to read

Newswest, April 16, 2015 Blaine Marchand Click here to read 

Ottawa West News, Mar 27, 2015, Step Wallen “Group Seeks Rosemount Library Expansion”  Click here to read

Read on CBC with Waubgeshig Rice Click here to watch 

Rosemount Library Survival on In Town and Out. Click here to listen

About Ottawa Public Library

Ottawa Citizen, July 20, 2015. Spencer Callaghan. “Make New Central Library about People, not books”. Click here to read

Kanata Kourier-Standard, July 03, 2015 Adam Kveton.  “New Beaverbrook library branch receives architecture award.” Click here to read

Photos: Moriyama & Teshima, Architects

Beaverbrook collage Jul 2015


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