Library Board

“The library board's role is to provide governance, overseeing the purpose, plans and policies of the library.” Ontario Library Services

Douro-Dummer Public Library Board Members

Board Chair: Georgia Gale-Kidd

Vice Chair: Darla Milne

Board Member: Councillor Heather Watson

Board Member: Marian Leahy

Board Member: Sharon McKeiver

Board Member: Clara Leahy

Library Board Meeting

The Library Board meets 8 times a year, on the second Tuesday of the month. The next Meeting will be:

October 12th, 2021 at 3:00 at the Douro-Dummer Public Library.

Anybody interested in attending the Library Board Meeting is welcome.

The Board Meeting Agenda is available one week prior to the meeting.

What does the Library Board Do?

“Under the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O 1900, c. P44, public libraries in Ontario must be operated under the management and control of a public library board. The Board is the legal authority of the library and is the ultimate authority for decision-making and has the authority to formulate policies concerning the operations and services of the public library. While boards are accountable for the library's services, they are not responsible for managing the programs or the people who carry out those programs. The board's role is oversight and monitoring of the library's performance. In other words, library boards are not there to run the library, but to ensure that the library is properly run.” Ontario Library Services (OLS)

Public Library Act

The Public Libraries Act (PLA) helps ensure free, equitable access to public library service in Ontario. To understand the key components of the PLA, this brochure is a great starting point.