Palliser Regional Library nets one per cent funding increase
Jan Smith was not thrilled with the one per cent increase the Palliser Regional Library (PRL) received from the provincial government, but noted it was better than nothing.
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Wanda Burton, left, Palliser Regional Library (PRL) officer manager/accountant, discusses information regarding the PRL's 2013 financial statements as Jan Smith, PRL director, and Terry Gable, PRL chair, look on during Thursday's annual general meeting.
That one per cent increase in funding worked out to $6,000, but, said Smith, “It’s better than minus $611, which is what we had the year before.”
Moose Jaw Public Library wins award
The Moose Jaw Public Library (MJPL) celebrated its 100th birthday last August, and on Thursday the Palliser Regional Library (PRL) rewarded the MJPL with the 2013 Branch of the Year Award.
Presented by Arwen Rudolph, rural branch supervisor for the PRL, the award was accepted by Terry Gable, chair of the RPL, and Karon Selzer, head librarian for the MJPL.
“It’s been in the same location, in the same building, in the same city and is still offering top quality services and programs,” Rudolph told RPL delegates.
Rudolph also noted the tremendous increase in programming the MJPL has recently added, as well as the vast number of digital items, such as e-books.
The award also came with a cheque of $150.
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