Library to host information session

For those who would like to leave a legacy and give back to their community your opportunity has arrived in the library renewal project.

Library to host information session

For those who would like to leave a legacy and give back to their community your opportunity has arrived in the library renewal project.

The Rossland Public Library plans to fundraise $310,000 for the library renewal project and is hosting an information session on Thursday Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library Renewal Project is more than paint and carpet. It will create a dynamic learning environment using modern design and leading edge technology. Rossland will become a leader in library innovation and a model for new community libraries in an increasingly digital world.

The information session will introduce the project, highlight some of the more innovative features of the design, and profile fundraising initiatives. The committee will be asking for fundraising ideas and feedback, inviting the community to become involved. Construction is planned for October of this year. The fundraising component is an eight-month project and many of the initiatives are for just a couple of weeks or months.

Library Director, Beverley Rintoul, commented, “The library belongs to the community and we would like the community to be involved in this exciting project. We hope people will come to the information session to learn what it is about.”

The planned revitalization builds on the library’s success and supports its vision of a changing role in the community. The library now has a clear vision for its future role in the community. This vision includes educating the public in regards to digital literacy. The library aims to become Rossland’s new centre for entertainment, inspiration and knowledge.

It has been more than thirty years since the Rossland Public Library opened its doors at the current location on Columbia Avenue. During this time, society’s access to information and the role of libraries has changed. Modern libraries are playing a key role in introducing and providing access to technology, supporting distributed learning models, cultivating imaginations, creative thought and maverick thinking.

By providing information and digital technologies, the library aims to have tangible outcomes in the form of further career opportunities, community development and up-skilling, resulting in richer lives for those living in the region.

The public is invited to attend this positive meeting aimed at creating a lasting legacy for Rossland and the wider Kootenay community.

For more information about the Library Renewal Project, please see the website rosslandlibraryrenewal.com or drop by the library.

 

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