Public library boards are governing boards, legal corporations with the authority to make policy and to govern the library's affairs under the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990.
To find out more about library board structure, policies and procedures visit the Ontario Library Association website at www.accessola.com »
To find out more about the Brighton Public Library Board and their responsibilities and involvement in the local library please contact Bob Burke, Board Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-475-5547
We are delighted to share with you the 2016 – 2020 Brighton Public Library Strategic Plan: Your Library! Your Imagination!
Community engagement was at the core of our strategic planning process. We heard from an enthusiastic group of community leaders who shared a fresh perspective on the Brighton community with the Brighton Public Library Board. We thank those participants for their time and insights into community trends and needs.
The Library Board and staff also heard from 345 survey respondents. We were encouraged to hear that community members are pleased with library staff and services. However, we also heard clearly from survey respondents that increased collections and programs are important to the Brighton community. These survey responses have greatly informed the strategic plan and will continue to inform the future of the Brighton Public Library.
We look forward to working closely with staff, Board members and community partners to provide patron-oriented services and programs that meet the needs of the vibrant and growing community that is the Municipality of Brighton.
Bob Burke - Board Chair
Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones - CEO
All of our board meeting minutes are recorded and posted to the website in the right column of the "Board" page. They are in PDF format so you will need to have a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader in order to open and read them.
Board meetings are held at the library on the 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm with the exception of July and August.
|TRUSTEE||POSITION/COMMITTEE||E-MAIL ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER|
|Robert Burke||Chair||Email Bob Burke||613-475-5547|
|Sandi Zwaan||Vice Chair||Email Sandi Zwaan||613-661-7335|
|Mary Tadman||Council Representative||Email Mary Tadman||613-475-0888|
|Emily Rowley||Council Representative||Email Emily Rowley||613-475-0166|
|Murray Workman||Trustee||Email Murray Workman||613-439-9143|
|Jane Baier||Trustee||Email Jane Baier||613-475-5043|
|Parise Herbert||Trustee||Email Parise Herbert||613-475-4436|
|Carol French||Trustee||Email Carol French||613-920-6718|
|Heather Ratz||Library CEO, Secretary, Treasurer||Email Heather Ratz||613 475-2511|
The Brighton Public Library has the following Library Professionals on staff to serve your needs.
Our staff are committed to providing you with excellent service.
|STAFF MEMBER||POSITION||E-MAIL ADDRESS|
|Heather Ratz||CEO||Email Heather Ratz|
|Jeni Dyment||Children's Librarian and Codrington Branch||Email Jeni Dyment|
|Penny Kingyens||Assistant Librarian|
|Kim Reaman||Library Clerk|
|Penny Simmons||Library Clerk|
|Andrea Wheeldon||Library Clerk|
|Vicki Kimmett||Library Clerk|
|Greg Taylor||Library Clerk|
|Isobel Flindall||Student Assistant|