Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Christine Row is CEO at Rideau Lakes (on SOLS Delivery Route B).

Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville is also highlighting the impact of Bill 148 on library budgets.

“Our public libraries in Leeds-Grenville are as important as ever to the communities they serve and I was honoured to highlight their great work at Queen’s Park this week.
I want to thank staff and board members from the Rideau Lakes Public Library for meeting with me recently to discuss their innovative programs as well as the financial pressures libraries are facing.
In particular, they pointed out how new costs related to Bill 148 have impacted their budgets.
I hope the government will join me in recognizing the tremendous value of our public libraries and finally increase the Public Library Operating Grant.”

View the video here:

Member's Statement on Public Libraries

Our public libraries in Leeds-Grenville are as important as ever to the communities they serve and I was honoured to highlight their great work at Queen's Park this week.I want to thank staff and board members from the Rideau Lakes Public Library for meeting with me recently to discuss their innovative programs as well as the financial pressures libraries are facing.In particular, they pointed out how new costs related to Bill 148 have impacted their budgets.I hope the government will join me in recognizing the tremendous value of our public libraries and finally increase the Public Library Operating Grant.

Posted by Steve Clark on Wednesday, February 28, 2018