In a resounding testament to its commitment to excellence, the Town of Rosemère’s library has garnered BiblioQUALITÉ’s prestigious “five ribbons” rating for the year 2022, securing a remarkable 93% score. This recognition highlights the exceptional quality of the library’s staff and the services it extends to the community.
The rigorous evaluation conducted by BiblioQUALITÉ was based on five crucial indicators outlined in the Lignes directrices pour les bibliothèques publiques du Québec, emphasizing the fundamental elements essential for the seamless operation of a library: Acquisitions Budget, Hours of Operation, Building Size (Square Footage), Seating Capacity and Human Resources
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The Town of Rosemère’s library excelled in each of these categories, showcasing its dedication to providing a comprehensive and enriching library experience for its residents.
Mayor Eric Westram expressed pride in achieving this esteemed rating, stating, “We are proud to have received this rating from an independent organization confirming that our library offers outstanding services to Rosemerites. With the number of cultural activities, loans, visitors, and members growing steadily, we are continuing on the right path. I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire library team for helping to make our community the thriving place it is.”
The library’s exceptional achievement is even more remarkable when considering the context of the average score among members of the Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (ABPQ), which stands at 70%. The Rosemère Library’s 93% places it head and shoulders above its peers, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in serving the community.
The BiblioQUALITÉ program aims to objectively measure and acknowledge long-term investments in public libraries made by members of the ABPQ and participating regional BIBLIO networks. This initiative serves as a catalyst for municipalities across Quebec, supporting their endeavors to provide residents with superior services and an elevated quality of life. The annual evaluation conducted by BiblioQUALITÉ aims to inspire public libraries to continually enhance their offerings, striving for the highest rating and fostering continuous improvement.
The Rosemère Library’s “five ribbons” rating from BiblioQUALITÉ not only positions it as a beacon of excellence but also motivates other public libraries to emulate its success. This achievement underscores the library’s pivotal role in enriching the cultural and intellectual fabric of the community, making Rosemère a thriving and vibrant place for all its residents.