Library Board & Policies



Enriching Lives * Connecting Community * Inspiring Discovery



Fostering innovation and creating connections, Grimsby Public Library is a vital and accessible destination for culture, technology and relevant 21st century literacies.



Accessibility: We strive to provide affordable accessibility.
Learning: We believe in intellectual freedom and nurturing lifelong learning for all. 
Diversity: We connect and celebrate our diverse communities.
Innovation: We embrace innovation to offer vital and relevant library services.
Respect: We respect all and treat everyone with courtesy and fairness.
Accountability: We work responsibly & efficiently to share resources for the benefit of all.






The Grimsby Public Library's Strategic Plan outlines key goals and objectives for the period 2016 - 2020. The Strategic Plan will help ensure that the Library continues to evolve and keep pace with our growing community.


The Grimsby Public Library is governed by ten member Town Council appointed board. The Grimsby Public Library Board operates under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act (R.S.O. 1990, chapter P.44). It is responsible for making policies for the operation of the Library; for obtaining appropriate funding for Library materials, services and programs; and for promoting the Grimsby Public Library in the community.The board members volunteer for a four year term that runs concurrent with the term of Town Council. Library Board meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact the Chief Librarian at 905-945-5142 ext. 2065.


2017 Meeting Dates

The Library Board generally meets at the Grimsby Public Library in the Multipurpose Room on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September to June at 6:30 p.m..  Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows: 

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017  [agenda] [minutes]
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 [agenda] [ pdf minutes ]
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 [ pdf agenda ] [ minutes]
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 agenda [ minutes]
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 agenda [ minutes ]


Previous Years


Board Members

• Gordana Mosher - Chair
• Joanne Gaulton - Vice-Chair
• Cathy Bliss
• Pierre Giroux
• John Hickson
• William (Bill) Lloyd
• Don Matheson
• Norman Opperman
• Alderman Joanne Johnston
• Alderman Michelle Seaborn
• Kathryn Drury CEO/Chief Librarian, Secretary-Treasurer to the Board


 Library Reports

 • pdf Grimsby Public Library Annual Report 2013

 • pdf Grimsby Public Library Annual Report 2015


Audited Financial Statements 

pdf Financial Statement for 2015
pdf Financial Statement for 2014
pdf Financial Statement for 2013








The Grimsby Public Library Board is a governing board, legal corporation with the authority to make policy and to govern the library’s affairs under the
Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990, c. P.44. The Grimsby Public Library Board has direct responsibility for establishing and maintaining library policy.

pdf Grimsby Public Library Lending Policy
pdf Grimsby Public Library Code of Conduct

pdf Grimsby Public Library Technology and Internet Use Policy
Grimsby Public Library Privacy Policy
Grimsby Public Library Collection Management Policy
Grimsby Public Library Volunteer Policy
Grimsby Public Library Donations, Gifts, and Sponsorship Policy
pdf Grimsby Public Library Display Policy
Grimsby Public Library Rights of Children and Teens
pdf Grimsby Public Library Safety and Conduct of Children in the Library Policy
Grimsby Public Library Recruitment and Selection Policy
Grimsby Public Library Accessibility Policy
Grimsby Public Library Employee Code of Conduct, Performance and Disciplinary Action Policy
Grimsby Public Library Social Media Policy
pdf Grimsby Public Library Inclement Weather and Unscheduled Closure Policy
Grimsby Public Library Procurement and Purchasing Policy
Grimsby Public Library Author Series Policy
Grimsby Public Library Planning Policy
Grimsby Public Library Conduct, Duties, and Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
pdf Grimsby Public Library Board Assessment Policy







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Library Hours

Monday to Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Staff Development Day
CLOSED - November 9


Grimsby Public Library
18 Carnegie Ln  Grimsby, ON, L3M 1Y1
Ph: 905.945.5142 

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