Governance and Funding

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The library is operated as a separate entity by a Board of Directors that is appointed by the two funding municipalities:

City of Portage la Prairie
Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie

    • The municipalities each appoint two citizens and one council representative
    • It is the Board’s responsibility to maintain a library service through the implementation of policies and submitting an annual budget report to the municipalities
    • The Board derives its power from the Province of Manitoba’s Public Libraries Act
    • Implementation of Board policies is the duty of the library administration


  • Annual operating grants from:City of Portage la Prairie
    Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie
    Province of Manitoba
  • Province of Manitoba Collection Development Grant
  • Province of Manitoba Technology Grant
  • Income from library fees
  • Specific grants for special projects from Foundations and Government departments
  • Donations
  • In-memoriam donations