Carleton Place Canadian, 10 March, 1966
The Carleton Place Public Library has become a member of the Eastern Ontario Regional Library Co-operative recently set up under a part section of the Public Library Act. About fifty other libraries and associate libraries in Eastern Ontario have become members.
The purpose of this new organization is the improvement and extension of library services through the co-operative use of the area’s library resources.
The co-operative will be governed by a Regional Board which has been formed with the following persons as its first members:
Mr. W. J. Hodder, Chairman, Ottawa Public Library; Mrs. R. D. Butterill, Vice-Chairman, Nepean Township Public Library; Mr. F. B. Macmillan, Cornwall Public Library; Mr. M. B. Cameron, Brockville Public Library; Mr. D. E. Wolff, Pembroke Public Library; Rev. J. S. Bradley, Renfrew Public Library; Mr. Sarto Leduc, Hawkesbury Public Library; Mrs. Charles O’Reilly, Smiths Falls Public Library; Regional Director and Secretary-Treasurer, Claude B. Aubry, Ottawa Public Library.
The Public Libraries of Ottawa, Pembroke, Cornwall and Brockville have been designated “Resource Libraries”. As these libraries are repositories of important collections they will play a major role in a rational development of library services within the region. This will be done mainly through an active exchange of information, books and other library services among themselves as well as through the assistance they can provide to smaller libraries.
It is to be noted that the Regional Board will have no authority over the local Boards, which shall keep their autonomy.
The above information is gleaned from the first Bulletin issued by the Regional Board to member libraries.