Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan "Your Library! Your Imagination!"

The Brighton Public Library Board is excited to share with you the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan for Your Library!

This plan is the result of a collaborative effort between staff and the Library Board and encompasses the feedback received from community members.

You spoke and we listened! Through surveys, comment cards, conversations and more, we created a vision that speaks to the needs of our community.

Bob Burke - Board Chair
Heather Ratz - CEO

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Your Library Board

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 »


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 or 613-475-5547


Meeting Minutes

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.

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Brighton Public Library Board

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.

Robert Burke Chair Email Bob Burke 613-475-5547
Emily Rowley Council Representative / Vice Chair Email Emily Rowley 613-475-0166
Mary Tadman Council Representative Email Mary Tadman 613-475-0888
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
Rick Hill Trustee Email Rick Hill 613-849-5696
Shirley Coveney Trustee Email Shirley Coveney 613-475-9219
Heather Ratz Library CEO, Secretary, Treasurer Email Heather Ratz 613-475-2511



Brighton Public Library Staff

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.

Heather Ratz CEO Email Heather Ratz
Penny Kingyens Children's Librarian and Codrington Branch Email Penny Kingyens
Kim Reaman Acting Assistant Librarian  
Penny Simmons Library Clerk  
Andrea Wheeldon Library Clerk  
Vicki Kimmett Library Clerk  
Greg Taylor Library Clerk  
Roz Gomez Library Clerk  
Sofia Shanahan Library Clerk  
Emily Anderson Student Library Clerk