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)
January 25, 2018. Maclean’s. How Public Libraries are Reinventing Themselves for the 21st Century: Coding, 3D printers. And books. By Brian Bethune. Click here to read full article/
November 23, 2017. Newswest p.17 How Can We Fund Library Services for Kitchissippi? Comparative Library Funding by Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more. Correction note: the figure quoted for Edmonton Public Library should be $79.8M
Oct 26, 2017. Newswest Oct 26, 2017 A Difficult Decision by Blaine Marchand
Oct 11, 2017. Ottawa Citizen. Library Board votes to renovate Rosemount Branch. By Jon Willing. Click here to read more.
Oct 10, 2017. Ottawa Metro News. City’s oldest library to be renovated, not replaced. By 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. Kitchissippi Times/NewsWest. Rosemount Library: The City Should Commit to a New Plan. By Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more
March 16, 2017. Kitchissippi Times/Newswest Online. A unique perspective on Rosemount Library: Ask the kids who use it. By 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 Online/Web-extra. Rosemount revisited: the issue remains- lack of space. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more
November 24, 2016. Newswest Online/Web-extra. Space to READ: a common goal for OPL and west end users. Blaine Marchand. Click here to read more.
October 27, 2016. Kitchissippi Times/Newswest. 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 Library. Melissa 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 Fischer. Click 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, 2016, MetroNews: “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). Kitichissippi Times: “Reading Between the Lines” Library board report ignores community. 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.
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
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