In a moment of pride and achievement, the City of Deux-Montagnes proudly announces its remarkable achievement in the BiblioQUALITY program, having secured an impressive score of 85% in the 2022 evaluation. This outstanding accomplishment has not only set the city apart but also earned it the prestigious Level 5 ribbon, symbolizing a commitment to excellence in library services.
While the average score among Quebec cities, all esteemed members of the Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (ABPQ), hovers around 70%, Deux-Montagnes stands tall with a result 15% higher. This significant deviation emphasizes the city’s dedication to enhancing its public library services and infrastructure.
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The BiblioQUALITY program stands as a beacon for recognizing and celebrating the substantial and sustainable investments made in public libraries. The program meticulously evaluates libraries based on five key indicators: acquisition expenses, opening hours, adequate space, seating capacity, and human resources.
Mayor Denis Martin, expressing his elation, stated, “We can be proud of this excellent result. It reflects our commitment to providing the population of Deux-Montagnes with services that not only promote cultural development but also cultivate a genuine love for reading.” The Mayor further highlighted the multifaceted approach taken by the city, including strategic investments in new collections, the recruitment of highly qualified staff, and ensuring top-notch facilities for library users.
The achievement is more than just a numerical score; it underscores the City of Deux-Montagnes’ unwavering commitment to fostering a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community. The public library, serving as a cultural hub, plays a pivotal role in enriching the lives of residents.
Looking ahead to 2023, Mayor Martin revealed plans for additional investments in the library, further fortifying its standing as a hub for knowledge and community engagement. Notably, the recent extension of library opening hours by five additional hours per week showcases the city’s proactive approach in meeting the evolving needs of its residents.
For those eager to delve into the specifics of the BiblioQUALITY program and the factors that contributed to Deux-Montagnes’ impressive achievement, a wealth of information is available at biblioqualite.ca. This platform offers insights into the meticulous evaluation process and sheds light on how the program acts as a catalyst for continuous improvement in library services across Quebec.