Yesterday, Nelson Public Library in the Kootenay Library Federation, became the 64th library to join Sitka. Nelson Public Library serves a population of over 10,000 in the City of Nelson and Areas F and H south of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Nelson’s catalogue is available here: http://nelson.catalogue.bclibraries.ca
Chalo School in Fort Nelson also formally launched on Sitka yesterday, although they had a “soft” launch in May. The Chalo School is dedicated to providing an exemplary educational experience for each student with a First Nation perspective.
And as Sharon Herbert told us about a month ago, South Interlake Regional Library, from Manitoba SPRUCE, joined Sitka on July 30th. The South Interlake Regional Library provides services from two branches to over 14,000 residents of the Town of Stonewall, the Town of Teulon, the Rural Municipality of Rockwood and the Rural Municipality of Rosser. A bookmobile travels throughout the four communities providing service to rural patrons. Their catalogue is available at: http://sirl.manitobaspruce.ca
On behalf of the Sitka Business Function Group, I extend a warm welcome to June Stockdale and her staff at Nelson Public Library, to Principal Colette Duperreault-Young and the staff and students at Chalo School, and to Darlene Dallman and her staff at South Interlake Regional Library.
Chair, Sitka Business Function Group
Librarian, Nakusp Public Library