Books on parade: Volunteers to cart library’s contents to new location

Books on parade: Volunteers to cart library’s contents to new location New McBride, B.C. library will serve as community hub http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mcbride-library-move-1.4669919 “Thousands of books must be moved from one library to another over the Victoria Day long weekend in McBride, B.C.  A parade of books lined the streets of McBride, B.C., on Friday as the local library — and all its contents — began the move into a new space this weekend. Volunteers plan to cart 16,000 books from 241 Dominion Street, the McBride and District Public Library’s home since 1967, to its new location a few blocks away to 521 Main Street.”...

Library Funding and the Provincial 2018 Campaign

See below – We got word that this week’s campaign release from the Liberals attacked the NDP for its platform budgeting, particularly not including the 2018 new commitments (such as the increased library funding) as well as new commitments between the 2017 and 2018 Budgets. It’s the first time that the libraries funding was specifically addressed. While the media is covering the story, there doesn’t seem to have been much coverage of the library piece specifically, as it was listed in a long list of other affected investments. Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/05/14/ndp-platform-crafted-on-a-major-mistake-that-means-at-least-3b-in-cuts-liberals-say.html FOPL is politically non-partisan but we are tracking the platforms and funding commitments of all parties.     For Immediate Release May 14, 2018 NDP Refuse to Admit Undeniable Error Makes Mess Worse by Admitting to Billions in Cuts TORONTO – The NDP today clung to their belief that Andrea Horwath’s platform is based on the 2018 budget, minus new spending it announced, unless specifically included. Their response – like their platform – fails to account for new spending announcements between the 2017 and 2018 budgets. In a hasty scrum on her bus, Andrea Horwath said: “all we’re saying is, we don’t agree with what they were going to do, so we have a real plan.” The NDP is now admitting they were not mistaken; they purposely chose to cut the following 2018 Budget initiatives: $300 million for 1,000 psychologist, speech pathologists and other services to special education students $300 million to double the number of guidance counsellors in elementary schools $62 million to provide choice and individualized support for children with autism $300 million for a gender-based violence...

Ontario Public Library Service Awards 2018 – Call for Submissions

Public Library Service Awards 2018 – Call for Submissions Deadline: July 27th, 2018 The call is out for projects that demonstrate the excellence and innovation that are hallmarks of public library services in Ontario. If your library has a successful innovative program or excellent service, be sure to enter the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s 2018 Public Library Service Awards. The deadline for submitting projects for the awards is July 27, 2018. Details on the 2018 Public Library Service Awards and a copy of the submission form are attached to this e-mail. Direct inquiries and submissions can be sent to: Adam Haviaras Programs and Services Branch Culture Division Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Telephone: (416) 314-7158 E-mail address: adam.haviaras@ontario.ca www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/awards_funding/oplsa.shtml Each award includes three categories: Small, Medium, and Large public libraries. See the attached Call for Submissions form for details. Public Library Service Awards 2017 – http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/awards_funding/oplsa.shtml PLSA Call for Submission 2018 Application Form – Ontario Public Library Service Awards Prix d’excellence des bibliothèques publiques 2018 – Appel de candidatures Date limite: 27 juillet 2018 Nous invitons toutes les bibliothèques à soumettre des projets qui illustrent bien l’excellence et l’innovation qui sont les traits marquants des services de bibliothèque publique en Ontario. Si votre bibliothèque a mis en oeuvre avec succès un programme novateur ou un excellent service, n’hésitez pas à le soumettre au concours des Prix d’excellence des bibliothèques publiques 2018 du ministère du tourisme, de la culture et du sport. La date limite pour présenter un projet au concours est le 27 juillet 2018. Vous trouverez de plus amples renseignements sur les Prix d’excellence des...