Libraries provide valuable service

Okanagan Regional Library is just wrapping up a financial audit

It appears that communities are receiving a bang for their buck when it comes to library services.

Okanagan Regional Library is just wrapping up a financial audit.

“We want to see if the communities are getting value for money and the draft report says that on the whole, communities are getting out of it what they are putting into it,” said director Catherine Lord.

In June, the ORL board approved a value for money review of the organization, which has 29 branches and a $16 million annual budget.

It’s anticipated that the final results of the audit will be released this fall.

Beyond this, ORL is in the midst of an internal look at its organizational structure.