The Grimsby Public Library Board

Town Council appoints a 10-member board to govern the Grimsby Public Library. The board is responsible for making policies  for the operation of the library, obtaining appropriate funding for library materials, services and programs, and for promoting the library in the community. The board members volunteer for a four-year term that runs concurrent with the term of Town Council. For more information, please email the Chief Librarian, or call her at 905-309-2065. The Grimsby Public Library Board operates under the authority of the Ontario Public Libraries Act R.S.O. 1990, chapter P.44 and obeys the Grimsby Public Library Board procedural by-laws.

Mission

Enriching lives, connecting community, inspiring discovery.

Vision

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

Values:

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

Policies, reports and board members

Click the options below to find out more about the Grimsby Public Library Board, our policies, and reports:

Annual reports

Audited financial statements

Board meetings

Find board meeting agendas and minutes on the Town of Grimsby website. Library Board meetings are open to the public. The Library Board usually meets at the Grimsby Public Library on the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Library Board meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 10
  • Wednesday, November 14
  • Wednesday, December 12

Board members

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

Library Policies

Strategic plan

Grimsby Public Library Strategic Plan: 2016 to 2020

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

 

 

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