ON BEHALF OF THE THE PEOPLE OF SASKATCHEWAN - THANK YOU!
The Saskatchewan Library Trustees’ Association would like to express their appreciation on the government’s move to reverse its previous decision and reinstate the funding to Saskatchewan libraries.
SLTA will continue to advocate for libraries in Saskatchewan; to support adequate, sustainable funding in order to maintain a high quality of library service for the province.
We appreciate the government taking time for consultation and look ahead to future collaboration.
SLTA Responses to Budget Cuts
Responses to Budget Cuts
- Value of regional library buildings, books, and vehicles constitute surpluses
Questionnaire - Saskatchewan Provincial Election 2016 (see pages six and seven)
Two petitions are available. Both have different guidelines but they share the same goal of asking the Saskatchewan Government to take action on it cuts to public library funding.
Vote Petition is for Saskatchewan residents over the age of 18 (info on the petition) calling for a vote. 15% of the voters of Saskatchewan or approximately 125,000 people need to sign to bring it to the legislature to hold a referendum.
The Save Saskatchewan Libraries Petition voices concern and can be signed by non-residents, those under 18 years of age, and others. It demonstrates the opposition to the impacts on public libraries but this petition doesn’t require action from the government.
Please see the Advocacy Link for more information on how to support your library.
My library matters because...
The library offers many programs which are free to the public and the kids programs are excellent - Joan, Milestone.
I write my exams there for post-secondary. As a single mom I love the opportunity to go to the library to write while my child reads books - Brittany, Redvers.
If your library matters to you please tell us. Email email@example.com.
THE SASKATCHEWAN LIBRARY TRUSTEES’ ASSOCIATION (SLTA) IS A VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES FROM ACROSS THE PROVINCE WHO HAVE JOINED TOGETHER IN THEIR DEDICATION TO HELP PROVIDE LIBRARY SERVICES THAT WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF SASKATCHEWAN PEOPLE AND THEREBY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.
SLTA was established in 1967, made its first annual brief to the Minister in 1968, and was incorporated under provincial law in 1969.
SLTA represents 2,500 trustees representing libraries throughout Saskatchewan, in northern hamlets, rural communities, as well as towns and cities. All persons in Saskatchewan may access the information in these libraries, in whatever media they are provided, without a user fee. Resource-sharing and co-operation are the fundamental strengths of what is called Saskatchewan’s “one province” library system – a system that is the envy of the country.
Municipal public libraries exist in Regina and Saskatoon. The seven regional library systems in southern Saskatchewan are Chinook, Lakeland, Palliser, Parkland, Southeast, Wapiti and Wheatland. The northern part of the province is served by the Pahksimon Nuye-áh Library.
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