Rossland Library Happy Recipient of Provincial Grant, in Lieu of Increased Funding

"Many libraries across the province struggle to maintain adequate staff and hours, yet continue to provide excellent and essential service to their residents through creative programming, new materials, and databases."

That's the message from the director of a library in British Columbia, which recently received $114,000 in funding from the provincial government.

The Canadian Press reports the library in Rossland was one of 71 libraries in British Columbia to receive funding from the province's Public Libraries Fund, which distributes $45 million in grants.

"We are so thrilled to be receiving a one time grant from the provincial government due to a surplus in the overall budget for British Columbia," Stacey Boden, director of the Rossland Public Library, said in a statement.

"We will keep fighting for the provincial government to unfreeze library funding so that we can continue to innovate and make sure that we are meeting the needs of our community."

The library will use the money to upgrade equipment, including a new story time chair and rug for children's sections, as well as to host more one-time events, such as an Escape Room and Dehydration workshops.

The library in Rossland, which has nearly half of its residents with a library card, says the funds will also allow it to bring in new books and films Read the Entire Article

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